1918 Influenza Pandemic


Photograph of Influenza infirmary in Burlington, Vermont
A collection of items relating to the 1918 influenza pandemic in Vermont.


  • Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society

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  • 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Dorman B. E. Kent influenza diary excerpts.
Scans of pages from the 1918 diary kept by Montpelier resident Dorman B. E. Kent. The diary mentions illnesses and deaths from the influenza, a census taken of the sick, relief activities, and social activities. As well, there are also references…

Montpelier resident and 1918 diarist Dorman B. E Kent.
Photograph of Dorman B. E. Kent, Montpelier, Vermont, resident and diarist, taken in his office at National Life circa 1927. Excerpts from his 1918 diary can be viewed at http://www.digitalvermont.org/1918/Doc235-1918?collection=30

Letter about preparing Vermont for the 1918 influenza epidemic.
A letter written to Judge Erwin M. Harvey, legal advisor to the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, by Marjorie Perry, Vermont State Supervisor for the Red Cross Home Service. In the letter, she writes of how the Red Cross should be…