Bill Budde’s presentation to the Bennington Historical Society December 2013 on the George Russell Collection of Vermontiana. Mr. Budde is the curator of the Russell Collection at the Arlington Library. Dr. Russell started collecting books, journals, newspaper clippings and other Vermont memorabilia as a young boy. His collecting lasted a lifetime and eventually he had impressive documents on Vermont history and the town of Arlington from the early days of its settlement. The collection is housed in a special room in the Arlington Library that is open to the public for research.