VHJCover87 1 175Vermont History publishes new research and scholarship on interesting topics of Vermont state and local history twice a year. The journal also includes book reviews. Become a Vermont Historical Society member and get your Vermont History, too! Members may choose to have Vermont History mailed or may access the content online below. 

Current issue (members)

Members: use your e-mail address as your username and your membership number as your password to access the current issue of Vermont History. Back issues, listed in the column to the left, are freely available to the public. 

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Contact the Leahy Library at or (802) 479-8509 during library business hours if you need additional information.

Back issues

The full text of back issues of Vermont History since 2000 is available to the public online on this site six months after publication plus selected articles published prior to 2000. Click on the volume number in the menu to the left to see table of contents for all issues published that year or use the "search" function below. Each article is stored as an individual PDF file, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible program for viewing.

Hard copy back issues of the journal are available for consultation at the VHS's Leahy Library in Barre, in libraries across the country, and through the Interlibrary Loan service of your local library. Contact the Leahy Library through our Ask a Librarian service to obtain digitized articles from Vermont History.

Some back issues are available for purchase from the Vermont Historical Society museum store. Back issues are $4.50 (1950 to present) or $5.00 (1878-1949); not all issues are available for purchase.

Search Vermont History

Use the "Google Custom Search" box below to search within digitized Vermont History articles on this website or go to the library's online catalog for structured searching by author, title or subject. Printed indexes for the journal exist for volumes 1 through 55 (1930-1987). Contact the Leahy Library at (802) 479-8509 or for additional assistance with locating articles within Vermont History.

Manuscript submissions

Publication scope

Vermont History is published twice a year by the Vermont Historical Society. The journal publishes new research and scholarship in most aspects of Vermont state and local history. The journal welcomes articles on a wide range of topics and on all time periods in Vermont's past.

  • Whenever possible, articles should be based on heretofore unpublished documentary or other primary source material.
  • We also publish significant new interpretations of events, ideas, individuals, and historical material directly related to Vermont's history.
  • We run two occasional sections: "In Their Words," which presents historical documents, edited with a brief introduction; and "Vermont Archives and Manuscripts," reports from repositories on collections or record series of broad interest to our readers.
  • We do not normally publish articles on genealogy, memoirs, or notes.
  • We do not normally publish articles that have previously appeared in print in books, other journals, newspapers, newsletters, local society publications, or other formats that allow for wide distribution.
  • We encourage submission of appropriate illustrations to accompany articles.

Submission guidelines

We ask that you submit two double-spaced hard copies of your manuscript to:

Editor, Vermont History
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641-4209

You may contact us at 802-479-8500 or


Article lengths vary widely, but manuscripts may be up to 30 pages, not including notes. We generally follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary in matters of styling and spelling. Click here for detailed submission guidelines.