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Proctoriana collection, 1823-1967.
Johnson, Otto T. 1889-1968.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 126  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Johnson, Otto T. (Otto Theophilus), coll., 1889-1968.
Title : Proctoriana collection, 1823-1967.
Physical Description : 20.75 linear ft. (15 boxes and 9 photo boxes).
General Note : Continued in Doc 127-140, Ms Size A, B, C.
Summary :

The Proctoriana Collection, created by Otto T. Johnson, is made up of research notes and publications Johnson used in the writing of a history of Proctor, Vt. Although the book was incomplete at the time of his death he had organized his work into chapters and written a partial draft, which is part of this collection. There are notes and documents Johnson used to describe the activities of early settlers and trace the ownership of key properties in town, especially the marble quarries. There are lists and descriptions of some of the first marble companies and general histories of the industry written by Johnson, Fred Patch, and J. E. Manley.

Johnson collected publications of Proctor organizations and businesses. The most extensive collection of publications is from the Vermont Marble Company and includes runs of the serial publications Vermont Marble, 1925-1927; The Memory Stone, 1927-1954; and Marble Chips, 1937-1967; and copies of trade catalogs, monument designs, epitaphs and lettering; general public relations pamphlets, and some employee related material on worker safety and pension systems. Other runs of publications include the high school newspaper known as the Spotlight and the Sutherland, 1916-1956; the yearbook, Proctorian, 1840-1957 (some skips); the Union Church Yearbook, 1909-1963; the town of Proctor annual reports, 1888-1963; and a few years of the YMCA yearbook, 1903-1915. Johnson also made an effort to collect copies of periodicals that included Proctor-related articles. There are lists of articles from several newspapers and transcripts of many articles, and scrapbooks, the first of which covers the years ca. 1890-1929, and then one for each year, 1930-1952. Other scrapbooks cover scattered years and there are many loose newspaper clippings.

Biographical or historical data :

Otto Johnson was born in Sutherland Falls (Proctor), Vt., April 9, 1889, the son of Erik and Christina (Olson) Johnson. He graduated from Proctor High School in 1910 and from the University of Vermont in 1914. After working for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., he moved to Washington, D.C., where he was employed by the Bureau of Standards, and worked to earn a Master of Science and Master of Arts degree from George Washington University. He also completed the courses for a Ph.D. at American University but never completed his dissertation. He was required to return to Proctor when his father became ill and spent the rest of his life there, investing in stocks and securities, and collecting Proctor related materials and history. He died in January 1968.

Personal Subject : Sutherland family.
Proctor, Fletcher Dutton, 1860-1911.
Proctor, Redfield, 1879-1957.
Proctor, Redfield 1831-1908.
Proctor, Mortimer Robinson, 1889-1968.
Partridge, Frank C. (Frank Charles), 1861-1943.
Ormsbee, Edgar L., 1805-1861.
Southmayd, Jonathan C.
Corporate Subject : Union Church Proctor, Vt.
Scandinavian Fraternity of America.
IOOF Proctor, Vt..
Verhovay Aid Association. .No. 271.
Swedish Aid Society Proctor, Vt.
Vermont Marble Company Cooperative Store.
Humphrey. Ormsbee and Co.
Sutherland Falls Marble Co.
Dorr and Myers.
Clement and Sons.
Eureka Marble Co.
North Rutland Marble Co.
Otter Creek Marble Co.
Paragon Marble Co.
Pocohabajac Marble Co.
Rutland Marble Co.
Spencer Marble Co.
Vermont Marble Company.
YMCA Proctor, Vt.
Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad Company.
Rutland and Tidewater Railroad Co.
Proctor Players Club.
Proctor Cornet Band.
Subject Term : Floods Vermont.
Marble industry and trade.
Geographic Term : Proctor (Vt.) History.
Sutherland Falls (Vt.) History.
Added Author : Patch, Fred.
Manley, J.E.
Added Title : The History of Proctor.
Vermont Marble.
The Memory Stone.
Marble Chips.
The Sutherland.
The Spotlight.
Annual Report of the Board of Officers of the Village of Proctor.
Union Church yearbook.
Annual Report of the Town of Proctor.
The Vermonter.
People's Press.
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