Teresa and Susan Earle Papers

Hardwick Historical Society
47 Depot Street, PO Box 177
Hardwick, Vt. 05843

Collection Title: Teresa and Susan Earle Papers
Collection Dates: 1905-1955
Extent: 1/6 box
Name of Creator: Teresa Nolan Earle and Susan Earle

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Abstract: The Earle Collection includes mostly school and business ephemera from the early- to mid-twentieth century in Hardwick.

Preferred citation:Teresa and Susan Earle Papers. Hardwick Historical Society, Hardwick, Vt. 05843

Biography: Teresa Nolan married Ronald Earle in 1957 and moved onto the farm that had been in his family since 1860. As Teresa and her daughter, Susan, sort through the attic and closets of the farm house, they give the HHS ephemera from the community.

Scope and Content: The Earle Collection includes school and business ephemera from the early to twentieth century in Hardwick, one item from the East Hardwick Congregational Church, one United State Department of Agriculture study of agriculture in the Hardwick area, and a 1918 tax notice from the town of Hardwick.

System of arrangement: Arranged in four topical series: Church Items, School Items, Business Items, and Government Items.

Removed from Collection: Nothing

  • People and families: None featured
  • Geographical names: Hardwick, Vt. ‐ History; Vermont ‐ Social history
  • Corporate names: East Hardwick Congregational Church (East Hardwick, Vt.); School District #4 (Hardwick, Vt)*; Ford Dealers of New England*; Hardwick Academy and Graded School District (Vt.); Hardwick Electric Department*; Town of Hardwick (Vt.)*; Benjamin Franklin Store*
  • Occupations: farmers (people in agriculture); stonecutters
  • Genre: advertisements; booklets; calendars (documents); government documents; souvenirs
  • Topics: Automobile travel ‐ New England; Agriculture ‐ Vermont
* means that this name does not appear in an authorized list, such as a Library of Congress Authority File or a Getty Thesauri.

  • Series 1: Church Items
    • Mementos of the East Hardwick Congregational Church, 1951, 1975
  • Series 2: School Items
    • School District #4 (Cobb School) mementos, 1905-1910
      Class roster, Spring, 1905; Souvenir booklet, 1906, teacher memento booklet, 1910
    • Hardwick Academy mementos, 1916-1923
      Graduation programs, 1916, 1919;
      Hardwick Academy Alum Association banquet menu and program, 1916, 1917
      Commencement program, 1923, 1955
  • Series 3: Business Items
    • Ford Dealers of New England. New England Journal # 6, 1958
      Collection of stories about sites in New England to drive your car to visit.
    • Christmas advertisement booklet from West’s Benjamin Franklin 5 and 10 Cent Store, c. 1930s
    • Hardwick Electric Co. Catalog of lighting fixtures, c.1920
    • Assorted advertising calendars: 1947, 1948
  • Series 4: Government Items
    • Town Notices
      Tax notice, 1918
    • USDA Extension. Agricultural Trends in Hardwick, Vt., 1940

Technical Details

  • Conditions governing access: Open and available to the public
  • Details of physical access: Nothing unusual
  • Details of technical access: Nothing unusual
  • Conditions governing reproduction access and use: Subject of copyright laws.
  • Languages/scripts in the collection: English
  • Other finding aids: None
  • Custodial history: Kept in the home of Susan and Teresa Earle
  • Immediate source of acquisition: Susan Earle
  • Processing Information: Processed by Elizabeth H. Dow finished in December, 2020
  • Appraisal/destruction/scheduling information: None planned
  • Accruals: None planned
  • Existence/location of originals: Hardwick Historical Society
  • Existence/location of copies: None
  • Related archival materials: None
  • Publication notes: None
  • Miscellaneous notes: None
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