Ephemera & Other Collections

Iva Kitchell performance poster, 1947. From the Collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum

Iva Kitchell performance poster, 1947.  Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum

The Research Center’s ephemera collection houses 19th- through 20th-century posters, handbills, invitations, advertisements, almanacs, announcements, trade catalogs, broadsides and other items featuring local businesses and events focusing largely on Addison County.  The collection includes several decades of posters advertising the Addison County Fair, agricultural fairs from broader Vermont, posters of entertainment and sport events, and a substantial collection of World War I posters.

In addition, the Center’s archives holds smaller collections of sheet music, video tapes of local TV programs, audio recordings, and locally produced DVDs.