Guide to the Collection on Charles Albert Curtis, 1871-1990
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Collection on Charles Albert Curtis
About the Collection
The collection consists of biographical information on Charles Curtis, president of Norwich University, 1876-1880, in the form of articles, genealogy, correspondence and photographs. The content listing contains additional details on the collection.
About Charles Albert Curtis
Charles A. Curtis was born in Hallowell, ME, and died in Madison, WI. He graduated both with the Norwich University class of 1861 and from Bowdoin College the same year. He served during the Civil War and with the regular army until 1870. Charles Curtis served as professor of military science and tactics at Norwich from 1869 to 1876. He was elected president on 3 February 1877 and served until 1 July 1880, when he resigned. William Arba Ellis records the date of Curtis’s election as president as 19 October 1876 in his history of Norwich University. However, according to the minutes of the board of trustees, Curtis was elected a trustee on 19 October 1876 but not made president until 1877. Curtis wrote many stories and articles for publication. He married Harriette Louise Hughes in 1866 and the couple had five children.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog: Curtis, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1835-1907.
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Norwich University. -- President (1877-1880 : Curtis)
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection on Charles Albert Curtis, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to William Arba Ellis from Harriette Curtis, 27 June 1912. Correspondence of William Arba Ellis file, Collection on Charles Albert Curtis, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 6 files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections, Presidents Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org Content Listing
Announcement, opening of academic year, August 1877 (in OSD1.8)
Articles written by Curtis family members, 1887-1920
Biographical and genealogical information
Correspondence with researchers regarding Charles Curtis, 1973-1990
Correspondence of William Arba Ellis regarding Charles Curtis, 1897-1912
Letter, 26 September 1871, to Adjutant General James Peck
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