Guide to the Allen Stanton Wilder Papers, 1931-1945
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
© 2011 Summary Creator Wilder, Allen S., 1908-1984 Title Allen Stanton Wilder Papers Dates 1931-1945 Extent 1 box (1 linear feet) About the Collection
The collection consists of a scrapbook and ephemera that document Allen Wilder’s post-Norwich military career during the 1940s. Topics of interest in the scrapbook include war exercises in Louisiana, with many candid photographs of soldiers and news articles. The papers include a booklet about the First Armored Division and its internal news publication “Old Ironsides.” One booklet includes a guide for behavior of soldiers serving in North Africa, especially regarding cultural norms.
About Allen Stanton Wilder
Allen S. Wilder, born in Weathersfield, VT, was Track Scrub Manager and a member of Delta Sigma Tau fraternity while at Norwich University. He entered the Army in 1940 and served in the First Armored Division with General Harmon in the African and Italian campaigns of WWII. He was recalled to active service in 1949 and was posted in Japan during the Korean War. Over the next 28 years, he served in advisory posts, including on the General Staff, U.S. Advisory group–Vietnam, until his retirement in 1965. He moved to Florida where he taught school for seven years. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Allen S. Wilder.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Wilder, Allen S., 1908-1984 Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century
United States. -- Army. -- Armored Division, 1st -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North
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); Allen Stanton Wilder Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Scrapbook, 1940-1945. Allen Stanton Wilder Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 box (1 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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