The editors of the forthcoming _Encyclopedia of New England Culture_
are seeking contributors for unassigned topics. A number of the
items have Vermont subjects, and there are items for the entire
region which have an important Vermont component.
For example, contributors are needed for such items as: Marble and
Granite Quarrying, Pulp and Paper, St. Johnsbury Trucking, Wilson
"Snowflake" Bentley, Covered Bridges, the WPA, Colonial Agriculture,
Contemporary Agriculture, Cooperatives, Family Farms and Farm
Stands, Migrant Labor, the Long Trail, etc.
Scheduled for publication by Yale University Press in 1999, the
_Encyclopedia of New England Culture_ will be a single-volume
reference work exploring New England's regional culture from a
contemporary perspective. It will further understanding of the
significance that historical context and consciousness have played in
creating twentieth-century regional cultural patterns. The
multidisciplinary work will include approximately 1,400 entries in 23
thematic sections such as art; architecture; geography; industry,
technology, and labor; literature; history; the environment; tourism;
gender; and racial and ethnic identity.
The _Encyclopedia of New England Culture_ is sponsored by the Center
for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. The editors
are Burt Feintuch, director of the Center for the Humanities and
professor of folklore and English at the University of New Hampshire,
and David H. Watters, professor of English at the University of New
Anyone interested in contributing an essay (1500 words) or an entry
(500 words) or in receiving additional material about the project,
including a full list of unassigned topics, is encouraged to email
David Watters at <[log in to unmask]>.
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
University of Vermont
Nolin House, 589 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3439
Email: [log in to unmask]