Bennington Past and Present

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Bennington Past and Present Research Guide

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Background and Reference Sources

o Among the many resources contained in the American Memory web site are American Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940. Here is a link to more than 100 WPA Life Histories from Vermont.

Finding Books

o Or, to search for books in Crossett Library about Bennington, but not about Bennington College specifically, try this search.

  • WorldCat -- Search for books and other materials that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan from libraries around the world.

Finding Articles and Reviews

  • America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1922 -- Reproductions of hundreds of American historic newspapers, providing millions of pages of text-searchable facsimile images.
  • New York Times Historical -- Database of reproductions of every page from 1851 to 2003.
  • JSTOR -- Full text access to scholarly history journals.
  • LexisNexis Academic -- Articles from newspapers and magazines. For Vermont news, click on the Guided News Search tab and select "U.S. News" in step one, then select "Vermont news sources" in step two.