Special Collections

About Our Special & Digital Collections

Special Collections

The purpose of the Bixby Library’s local history collection is to preserve materials that document the history of Vergennes, VT, and surrounding communities. The historical materials housed in the History/Archives Room include records of individuals and organizations chosen for preservation because of their continuing historical value to the community. There are several forms: transcripts, manuscripts, letters, journals, account books, rare books, maps, photographs, artifacts, and indexes.

The major emphasis of the collection is historical information about the city of Vergennes and the surrounding communities in Addison County. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, early settlers, family genealogy, business, work, and prominent individuals and events.

Listed below are finding aids to the materials housed in the Bixby Library’s History/Archives Room. To view the collections in person, please call the library at (802) 877-2211 or email us to make an appointment with a History Volunteer Team member.

Finding Aids

  1. Addison Land Book
  2. Addison Social Library Records
  3. Adella Ingham Papers
  4. Barnes Family Papers
  5. Brush Family Papers
  6. Chalker Family Papers
  7. Chester W. Allen Papers
  8. Deaths in Vergennes
  9. Eleonora C. Bradbury Papers
  10. Ethan Allen Post, GAR Records
  11. Ferrisburgh School Records
  12. Field Family Papers
  13. Forest and Field Club Papers
  14. General Edward Ripley Papers
  15. Grandy Family Papers
  16. Green Mountain Whittlin’s
  17. H.F. Leavitt Ledger
  18. Henry Fisher Papers
  19. John Devotion Smith Papers
  20. John Dod Ward Correspondence
  21. Margaret F. Foley Collections
  22. Monkton Iron Company Records
  23. National Red Cross Vergennes Waltham Branch
  24. Town of Panton Records
  25. Town of Waltham Records
  26. Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce Records
  27. Vergennes Bicentennial Memorabilia
  28. Vergennes School Records
  29. Vermont Militia Records
  30. Wesley T. Sturtevant Family Papers
  31. West Addison Congregational Society Records
  32. William G. Bixby Papers
  33. Wagstaff Collection

Digital Collections

The Bixby Library is in the process of digitizing many of our archives. Click on a link below to review the collections:

Artifact Collection
Oscar Bredenberg’s Revolutionary War notes
Vergennes High School Yearbooks, 1905-present