Guide to the Event Ephemera Collection, 1841-2014
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Title Event Ephemera Collection Dates 1841-2014 Extent 2 Drawers and 1 Oversized Drawer (3 linear feet) About the Collection
The collection consists of files of ephemera, including broadsides (posters), pamphlets, programs, cards and tickets, related to miscellaneous events organized by Norwich University, its students, faculty or staff. Several recurring events including Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Junior Week are documented as well as various hops, dances, exhibitions and proms. Theatrical events, prize contests, literary societies and speakers on campus are also included to a lesser extent. There are also programs related to annual art exhibits sponsored by Norwich from 1967-1983 and held every summer. All ephemera is organized chronologically by year from 1841 to the present, although not all years are represented. This collection is open to new accessions and ephemera is added to the collection on an ongoing basis.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Printed ephemera -- Vermont -- Northfield.
Special events -- Vermont – Northfield. Norwich University.
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); Event Ephemera Collection, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Program for “The Spy of Atlanta,” performed by the Cadet Theatrical Club, 1883. Event Ephemera Collection, 1883 file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Drawers and 1 Oversized Drawer (3 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501. Oversized items located in Archives 500 OSD2.10. 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
Ephemera related to commencement speakers, celebrations and other associated events may be found in the Commencement Ephemera Collection.
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