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The Flood of 1927

On this date in 1927 the rains that would lead to the Great Vermont Flood began to fall. The Flood of 1927 left an indelible impression on those Vermonters who lived through it. In this excerpt from an interview in the Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Edgar Butterfield of Middlebury, VT recounts efforts to keep people supplied with food after the flood waters destroyed bridges and cut off access to parts of the state.

Processing of the audio tapes from the Richard Brick/Last Stand Farmer Collection is almost complete!  Soon they’ll be off for digitization.  The tapes pictured here are largely camera-sync field recordings created by Richard Brick while filming his documentary, Last Stand Farmer.  Interested in learning more about the film?  Visit Richard Brick’s Website:
http://richardbrick.com/for-sale/

Processing of the audio tapes from the Richard Brick/Last Stand Farmer Collection is almost complete!  Soon they’ll be off for digitization.  The tapes pictured here are largely camera-sync field recordings created by Richard Brick while filming his documentary, Last Stand Farmer.  Interested in learning more about the film?  Visit Richard Brick’s Website:

http://richardbrick.com/for-sale/

VFC Partners with UVM Center for Digital Initiatives
The Vermont Folklife Center has partnered with the Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) at the University of Vermont (http://cdi.uvm.edu/) to create an online digital archive of selected research collections from the VFC Archive. Included in our current agreement are the archival collections from our GRAMMY™ Foundation-funded project—the Beaudoin Family Collection, the Martha Pellerin Collection, the Northeast Fiddler’s Association Collection and the Steven E. Berry Collection. We are also formalizing an agreement to include audio recordings from the Richard Brick/Last Stand Farmer Collection and the Sterling Weed Collection in CDI. The first materials from this partnership should be available on the CDI Website in late Fall 2010.

VFC Partners with UVM Center for Digital Initiatives

The Vermont Folklife Center has partnered with the Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) at the University of Vermont (http://cdi.uvm.edu/) to create an online digital archive of selected research collections from the VFC Archive. Included in our current agreement are the archival collections from our GRAMMY™ Foundation-funded project—the Beaudoin Family Collection, the Martha Pellerin Collection, the Northeast Fiddler’s Association Collection and the Steven E. Berry Collection. We are also formalizing an agreement to include audio recordings from the Richard Brick/Last Stand Farmer Collection and the Sterling Weed Collection in CDI. The first materials from this partnership should be available on the CDI Website in late Fall 2010.