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flagpole circa 1916

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We’re On Facebook!

January 9, 2017

We’re delighted to announce that you can now follow the Norwich University Archives and Special Collections on Facebook. We’re excited to offer this new venue for sharing even more photographs and documents from our collections that capture the “spirit of old NU.” The story of Norwich history is your story, and we are honored to […]

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Year-End Favorites

December 22, 2016

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions is “what’s YOUR favorite item in the collection”? Staff favorites often vary from day to day and year to year, depending what project we’re working on. Last year we shared some of our favorites in a series of “Meet the Archivist” posts. But things are evolving every […]

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Early Veterans Day Celebrations at Norwich

November 10, 2016

Veterans of the Armed Forces are an integral part of Norwich University’s history and legacy. On previous Veterans Days, we’ve shared our project to make Norwich veterans’ stories more accessible on our website and an excerpt from a Norwich student editorial after the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918. This Veterans Day, we […]

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Archives Change Lives

October 13, 2016

October is American Archives Month, when we celebrate the positive impact that archives have on our communities. Here in the NU Archives, we believe that connecting the Norwich community with its past enriches both the present and the future. We also work hard to ensure that the “global perspective” of a Norwich education includes thoughtful reflection […]

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World War in the Archives

August 30, 2016

This week, our colleagues in the Sullivan Museum and History Center open their much anticipated exhibit entitled “World War: America and the Creation of a Superpower.” With the 75th anniversary of U.S. entry into WWII in 2016 and the 100th anniversary of our entry into WWI in 2017, the exhibit is perfectly timed to highlight some of […]

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“Your Obedient Servant, A. Burr”: A Bit of Broadway in the NU Archives

July 19, 2016

Fans of the hit musical Hamilton will be very interested in one of the latest items from Alden Partridge’s correspondence to be added to the Norwich University Archives digital collections. As an active proponent of military education at the federal level, Alden Partridge had contact with many of our founding fathers. Today we are featuring a […]

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Summer in the Archives

June 17, 2016

Campus sure is quiet this time of year, but the fun never stops on the 5th floor of the library! In addition to enjoying our spectacular views of the Green Mountains and Norwich’s historic campus, we are all keeping busy with a variety of projects that further our goal of preserving and providing access to the […]

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A Rare Glimpse at Norwich in the 1850s

May 17, 2016

We’re very excited that two university newspapers that ran for short periods of time in the 1850s, the University Owl and University Regulator, are now online for our community to enjoy. The approximately 40-year period between Alden Partridge’s departure from the university in 1843 and the regular publication of a student newspaper, the Reveille, in the 1880s […]

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New Archival Instruction Opportunity

April 19, 2016

We consider archival instruction to be some of our most important work here in the University Archives. Primary source literacy can help students think critically about where information comes from and engage deeply with original sources for their research. A few months ago, we shared some of the recent highlights of our archival instruction program, from engineering […]

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Newly Acquired Papers of an Elusive Norwich President

March 18, 2016

There have been some exciting additions to the University Archives collections over the last year. One is the papers of Charles Hildreth Lewis, which were generously donated to us by one of his descendants. We are so grateful for the families of our past alumni, faculty, and staff for sharing these important materials with us. Lewis […]

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