Guide to the Ralph Leon Gilman Papers, 1904-1914
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Gilman, Ralph L., 1881-1915 Title Ralph Leon Gilman Papers Dates 1904-1914 Extent 1 File
About the Collection
The collection includes papers Of Ralph Gilman, possibly prepared for course requirements at Norwich University, 1900-1904. Also included are other papers on engineering topics, 1904-1914, some prepared for the town of Northfield, VT, some for Norwich University, and others for non-local concerns. The collection also contains correspondence between Ralph Gilman and William Arba Ellis, who was preparing biographical sketches for his published history of Norwich University, 1819-1911 and Gilman’s civil engineering degree from NU (OSD2.3). Individual titles of papers can be found in the content listing.
About Ralph Leon Gilman
Ralph Gilman of Chelsea, VT, entered Norwich University in 1900 and graduated with a civil engineering degree in 1904. Following his graduation, he worked as an engineer with the Central Vermont Railroad and with F. W. Walker. Later, he went to work for the New England Telephone Company. Ralph Gilman married Sarah Annie Mayo in 1908. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Ralph Leon Gilman.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog: Gilman, Ralph L., -- 1881-1915 -- Archives.
Sewerage -- Vermont -- Northfield.
Dams -- Design and construction.
Telephone lines -- Design and construction.
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); Ralph Leon Gilman Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Ralph L. Gilman from William Arba Ellis, 10 July 1909. Ralph Leon Gilman Papers, control file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library.
Extent: 1 File Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections IV — 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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