Guide to the Edmund P. Shaw Scrapbook, 1908-1963, bulk: 1908-1911
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Shaw, Edmund P., 1890-1976 Title Edmund P. Shaw Scrapbook Dates 1908-1963, bulk: 1908-1911 Extent 1 Volume
About the Collection
The collection consists of Edmund P. Shaw’s Norwich University scrapbook or “memory book” of photographs and Norwich memorabilia, 1909-1911. Topics of interest within the scrapbook include football, baseball, the hike of 1909, commencement 1910 and musical and theatrical events. The collection also includes correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1908-1963, including Shaw’s discharge papers and letters of recommendation. Letters written by Shaw to family, primarily his parents, from 1909 to 1911 document his experiences at Norwich and provide detailed commentary on his routine, classmates, hikes, musical club trips and minstrel show performances. Shaw also comments on his meals and compares NU to Rutland High School (R.H.S.) in his letters home.
About Edmund P. Shaw
Edmund “Ned” Shaw of Rutland, VT, pursued a course in civil engineering while at Norwich University. He was a member of Phi Kappa Delta. Shaw won both the freshman academic and freshman general average medals. He served as secretary to the class of 1913 and was a member of the Norwich minstrels and the glee club. He attended Norwich from 1909 to 1911 and did not graduate with his class. Edmund Shaw began work for the Clement National Bank in 1912 and stayed there for 50 years, during which time the bank merged with the Killington National and Rutland Trust Company and the Vermont Bank and Trust Company. He retired in 1962. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Edmund P. Shaw.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Shaw, Edmund P., -- 1890-1976.
Rutland High School (Rutland, Vt.).
Northfield (Vt.) -- Social life and customs.
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Baseball.
The collection is open; however, 48 hours notice is required to access these materials.
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); Edmund P. Shaw Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Edmund P. Shaw Scrapbook, 1909-1911. Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Volume Collection Location: Archives B14 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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