Guide to the Alton Grover Wheeler Papers, 1908-1914
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Wheeler, Alton G., 1891-1984 Title Alton Grover Wheeler Papers Dates 1908-1914 Extent 2 Files
About the Collection
The collection contains photographs, 1910-1914, documenting Alton Grover Wheeler’s time as a Norwich cadet. Subjects of photographs include: the corps of cadets (en masse and individually), winter and summer encampments, parades and formations, Alpha Sigma Pi members, Camp Governor Mead in White River Jct. in 1911, the Vermont state firing range in Northfield, the Norwich University rifle team, President Taft’s visit to Montpelier, the Norwich baseball team, cadets at the state fair in White River Jct. in 1910, and construction of a baseball field at Norwich University. There are also papers, 1908-1914, including grade reports, commencement programs, general orders, and rosters.
About Alton Grover Wheeler
Alton Wheeler was from Waterbury, VT, and graduated with the Norwich University class of 1914. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity and the rifle team. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Reveille. Following his graduation, Alton Wheeler worked for the Pilgrim Plywood Company in Waterbury until 1962. He was active in both local and state politics. He was also a member of the Vermont State Guard, eventually holding the rank of major. He was married to Edith Boyce and the couple had two children. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on the life of Alton Grover Wheeler.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Wheeler, Alton G., -- 1891-1984 -- Archives.
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Photographs.
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); Alton Grover Wheeler Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Ernest N. Harmon to Alton Wheeler, 27 September 1957. Alton Grover Wheeler Papers, control file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections II, Alumni 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
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