Individual Collections in New England Ski Museum

Holdings of the Museum include collections of various types of material assembled and/or donated by the following individuals or organizations, in order of date of donation:

Fred Harris: 4 news clip scrapbooks and one photo album; two wooden boxes of glass lantern slides; all relating to the Dartmouth Outing Club and the Brattleboro Outing Club.

 US Eastern Amateur Ski Association: Minutes, Conference Reports, Notebooks of the Executive Director (Roger Peabody), periodicals, large quantity of photographs used in publication of Skier and Ski Annual

Roland Palmedo: Correspondence file ca 1944-1947, with letters to and from Charles Lord, J. Negley Cooke, Abner Coleman re: Mt Mansfield and search for a new ski area in the Green Mountains that became Mad River Glen; and still photographs and photo album.

Lowell Thomas: Books (a complete collection of his writings); skis; ski pants; photographs.

Aurele Legere: News clip scrapbook compiled by Everett Martin re: Legere, Nordic skiing in Rumford ME.

Ski Club Hochgebirge: News clip scrapbooks with articles relating to SCH.

Roger Langley: Master’s thesis, Survey of Skiing in the United States; papers relating to publication of American Ski Annual.

Christine L. Reid: Large quantity of photographs; news and magazine clips.

Charles Trask: Large quantity of photographs, chiefly in Cannon and Mt Washington regions.

Cannon Mountain: 4 news clip scrapbooks; large collection of films; one record storage box with materials on the 1967 World Cup races at Cannon.

Donald McBrien: 18 record storage boxes of material relating to USSA races, results, and early computerized race timing.

Walter Prager: News clip scrapbook; still photographs; clothing and equipment.

Anna McIntyre: 4 record storage boxes of material relating to the first USSA snowboard races and teams; and World Cup and other races held at Waterville Valley.

Seldon Hannah: 16 record storage boxes of material relating to his career as a ski area consultant; still photographs and ink-jet copies from photo albums in the possession of his family; clothing.

Sno-Engineering: 3 record storage boxes, numerous slides, and ca. 45 maps relating to ski resort planning.

John W. McCrillis: 6 record storage boxes of material relating to skiing in general, his film of the Moosilauke Down-Mountain race, Dartmouth Outing Club, and his book co-authored with Otto Schniebs.

Fred Moore: 2 record storage boxes of material relating to Eastern Interclub Ski Club League, race officiating, including 1967 Cannon World Cup.

Hans Thorner: Collection of books,  films, Swiss ski periodicals, color transparencies, news clippings, and typescripts relating to donor’s career as ski instructor, filmmaker, writer and founder of Magic Mountain, VT.

Toni Matt: 36 ski racing trophies, 1 photo scrapbook, 1 clipping scrapbook, 3 3/4″ videotapes. 4 1/2″ videotapes, 3 audiotapes, 8 photographs, newspaper clippings, 2 books, literature, and identification documents.

John Jay: 14 boxes of film created by John Jay.  Total collection includes approximately 2,046 reels of film (mostly 16mm 100′ reels in boxes) and 27 audiotapes, dating from 1949 to 1963.

Robert J. A. Irwin: Collection of books, periodicals, papers and artifacts assembled by the donor: 401 volumes of books, 3 framed prints, single Tubbs ski pole, large collection of mounted and unmounted prints and artwork.

Richard Nelson: Collection of four boxes of US Eastern Amateur Ski Association and US Ski Association records.

Albert Jackman: 3 folders of papers, one folder of photographs and assorted ski equipment.

Malcolm McLane: One record storage box of papers relating to Wildcat Mountain Corporation.

Skiing Magazine: 11 record storage boxes with collection of historic photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives assembled by Skiing Magazine.

William Luitink: Collection assembled by/about Sgt. William Luitink of Co A, 85th Mountain Infantry, including: photo album with photographs of Camp Hale; 8 loose photographs; Purple Heart certificate; 3 letters re: grave site; and US memorial certificate signed by President Roosevelt.

Ruth & Stanley Brown: Collection of memorabilia assembled by Ruth Ziegler and Stanley C Brown, operators of Blandford Ski Area, including books, periodicals, postcards, posters, photographs and archives.

Herbert Schneider: 3 news clip scrapbooks with material relating to his family’s relocation to the US in 1939 and their early years in the US; ink-jet photographs copied from donor’s collection and returned to him; suitcases used by his father on his 1939 journey to US; two pairs of skis used by his father.

John Litchfield : Collection of seven albums containing photographs, clippings, articles, letters and photocopies relating to the donor’s career as a competitive skier at Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine and at Dartmouth in the 1930s, with some references to his time at Sun Valley, Idaho and Aspen Colorado. The collection includes one folder with photocopies, one desk set award engraved with the name of the donor’s father, Norman Litchfield, and clippings, recent ski history periodicals, and one 2002 Winter Olympic press kit.

Ann Bonfoey Taylor: Collection of material assembled by the donor’s mother, Ann Bonfoey Taylor (1909-2007). Nicknamed “Nose Dive Annie” in the late 1930s when she lived in Stowe and was married to James Negley Cooke, she was known for her rapid ski ascents on climbing skins and expert ski technique on that ski trail. After her marriage to Cooke ended, she was a clothing designer in Stowe before marrying Vernon (Moose) Taylor, Jr. They moved to Denver and later Vail, where they built one of the earliest residences. The collection includes two ladies jackets, two sweaters (one of the donor’s design), racing bibs (one from the 1939 Nationals), 6 helmets, 10 clear eyeshields fixed to headbands, climbing skins, belts, poncho, commemorative booklet, and one photograph.

Leland Sosman: Collection of papers, Programs, Results, USEASA, WVBBTS, USSA and FIS archive material, TD reports, Rules, posters, pins, race bibs, and memorabilia assembled by Dr. Leland Sosman.

Arthur Doucette: Collection of skis that belonged to the donor’s father, J. Arthur Doucette, who was trained as a ski instructor by Benno Rybizka in 1936. Doucette trained under Hannes Schneider at St. Christoph, Austria in 1937, and in North Conway after Schneider’s arrival in 1939. He later ran the Jackson Branch of the Hannes Schneider Ski School, then became director of the Arthur Doucette Ski School at Black Mountain, NH.

SE Group: Collection of 44 boxes of archival material regarding ski area and resort planning, investing, legal and environmental issues. Some of the staff and associates involved included: Jim Branch, Rob Fernald, Sel Hannah, Joe Cushing, Bill Kane, Dick Dobberstein, Mel Borgersen, Timothy Beck, Clby Russell, Jere Peabody, Terry Granger, Ted Farwell, Chester Winter, Richard McHugh, James Westfall, Peter Alford, George Sharpe, William Malcolm, Ford Hubbard, and Bill Malcolm.

Wildcat Mountain: Collection of slides, negatives, prints, film, and scrapbooks assembled by Wildcat relating to its history.

Tyrol Ski Area: Collection of Tyrol ski area scrapbook; Tyrol ski area photographs, slides and negatives depicting Tyrol ski area lifts, instructors, racing, Tyrol scenery and people; clippings including articles and advertisements for Tyrol.

 Mount Greylock Ski Club: Collection of five boxes of Mt. Greylock Ski Club records & periodi

Henry “Swampy” Paris: Collection of letters, papers, photographs, periodicals, pins, patches and albums assembled by Henry ‘Swampy’ Paris regarding Mt. Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, National Ski Patrol, and Tuckerman Ravine.

 Dick Smith: Photographs , negatives, color transparencies, slides, and a film of Tuckerman Ravine, aerial views of Mt. Washington, ski areas past and present, skiing personalities, and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway all taken by North Conway, NH professional photographer Dick Smith.

Sandra Heath: Ski parkas and jackets, sweaters, pants, one-piece ski suit, dirndl w/ apron, and pin, ca. 1940s – 1980s, collected by Sandra Heath.

A.L. Washburn: Collection of photographs, pins, and patches from 1920s & 30s; belonged to Dartmouth ski team member and 1936 Olympian Albert Lincoln Washburn.

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