digital collections

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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Telling Veterans’ Stories in the Digital Age

November 11, 2015

In the 1920s, following the end of World War I, Norwich University circulated a survey to its alumni in order to collect information on their service in the Great War. Nearly 100 years later, the University Archives is in possession of these surveys, and they provide rich and valuable insights into the impact of World War […]

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The Many Lives of Dewey Hall

October 15, 2015

Dewey Hall was completed in 1902, the third building to be built on the Northfield campus of Norwich University and the oldest building still standing today. We’ve posted in the past about its namesake, Admiral George Dewey, and about the role the building played in establishing today’s Upper Parade Ground. Today we thought we’d take […]

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Exciting New Way to Discover Norwich History

September 28, 2015

This week, we are excited to announce that a project we’ve been working hard on for years is finally available for Norwich history fans to enjoy on our website! If you’ve worked with one of our archivists in the last few years, you may have heard about the Serials Indexing Project. It may sound a […]

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Happy Football Season!

September 11, 2015

The air is starting to turn crisp, and this weekend, the Cadets will take Sabine Field for the first home football game of the season! If fall makes you a little nostalgic and you want to check out some vintage football photos, look no further than our digital collections, where you can find a growing […]

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First Female Rooks

August 24, 2015

It’s that week when the campus comes alive again! With the Sullivan Museum and History Center’s Women of Norwich exhibit opening just around the corner, we wanted to share these great photos of the first class of female rooks from 1974: The University Archives salutes these pioneers and wishes best of luck to the Class of […]

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NU Summer Fun Featured in Archivists’ Newsletter

August 6, 2015

Last week, we were excited to learn that New England Archivists had selected a photo that we submitted for their July issue cover. It couldn’t be more appropriate for the hot summer weather we’ve been having here on the Hill, which makes a dip in the Dog River look pretty appealing! This photo was taken […]

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