Champlain College Special Collections

The Special Collections at Champlain College illuminate the history of the College and its environs. The Champlain College Archives documents the history and activities of Champlain College from its founding in 1878 to the present day. Its holdings include photographs, catalogs, student publications, programs, correspondence, ephemera, and artifacts related to the College and its history. The Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History contains publications, artifacts, and ephemera related to the state of Vermont, with a focus on the city of Burlington. The Llewellyn Collection is a rich group of historic and contemporary publications, artifacts, and ephemera related to the state of Vermont, with a special focus on the city of Burlington. Vermont collector Lance Llewellyn spent more than forty years assembling the collection before donating it to the College in 2010. The collection consists of more than 800 eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth-century books and pamphlets, 200 objects, and 100 linear feet of maps and ephemera. Highlights include publications related to Lake Champlain, the natural history of Vermont, and Burlington businesses; sheet music celebrating Vermont or published in the state; souvenir pennants for Burlington sites; and postcards depicting the Burlington area and beyond. The Local History Collection contains additional publications related to Burlington, Lake Champlain, and Vermont.

The Special Collections are administered by the Champlain College Library. Ongoing exhibitions of Llewellyn Collection highlights are display in Perry Hall, open during business hours. Further information, and appointments to view items in person, may be obtained by contacting Erica Donnis at

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