Guide to the Walter Bronson Gibbons Photographs, 1927-1931
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Gibbons, Walter B., 1908-1991 Title Walter Bronson Gibbons Photographs Dates 1927-1931 Extent 1 Box (.25 linear feet) About the Collection The collection contains a photograph album documenting Norwich University at the time Walter
Gibbons was a student, 1927-1931. Of particular note are photographs of the 1930 summer hike from Northfield to Fort Ethan Allen and the return hike.
About Walter Bronson Gibbons
Walter Gibbons from San Francisco, CA, graduated with the Norwich University class of 1931. While at Norwich, he played football and was a member of the track team and the glee club. He also served on the sophomore banquet and junior prom committees and on the staff of the War Whoop. Walter Gibbons was a rifle and pistol marksman and a saber expert. He was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and the Skull and Swords. After graduating from Norwich, he worked for various contracting companies as superintendent. He later moved to Okinawa where he worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and then for the 20th Air Force. He was chief project engineer for the design and construction of facilities in Okinawa and Guam. Walter Gibbons was very active in the Norwich class agent program, serving as class agent from 1980 until 1987. The control file included with the collection contains biographical additional information on Walter Gibbons.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Gibbons, Walter B., 1908-1991
Norwich University -- Photographs
Vermont -- Description and travel
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); Walter Bronson Gibbons Photographs, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Photograph of Northfield Center [VT]. Walter Bronson Gibbons Photographs, photograph album page 21, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library.
Extent: 1 Box (.25 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501 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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