Guide to the Robert Darius Guinn Papers, 1960-1965
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Guinn, Robert Darius Title Robert Darius Guinn PapDates 1960-1965 Extent 8 Files About the Collection
The collection consists of the typescript manuscript of Guinn’s The History of Norwich University, 1912-1965 (copies also available in both special collections and in the Kreitzberg library’s general collection), his typescript manuscript for “The Contribution of Norwich University to the Civil War” (copy also available in special collections) and his 12 pg. Reflections on the first 150 years of Norwich University. The collection also includes materials Guinn assembled for articles entitled “NU Adversities” and “Norwich University: Its Trials and Tribulations,” the latter of which includes appendices and comments by Sidney G. Morse. There is also a twenty-one page manuscript entitled simply “Norwich University.”
About Robert D. Guinn
Robert Guinn (1895-1969) joined the Norwich University faculty as an assistant professor in the modern languages department in 1925. He became head of the department in 1927, a position he held until 1955. Guinn held many positions within the university, including acting director of athletics, commandant, dean, director of admissions, and guidance director among others. He became university historian in 1958 and retired in 1960. Robert Guinn compiled and published The History of Norwich University, 1912-1965 in 1966. He was married to Mary Smollett. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on Robert D. Guinn.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Guinn, Robert Darius
Norwich University -- History.
Norwich University -- Biography.
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); Robert Darius Guinn Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Memo from W. Russell Todd for the record, 19 October 1983, regarding the provenance of some of the materials in the Robert Darius Guinn Papers. Robert Darius Guinn Papers, “Norwich University: Its Trials and Tribulations” file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 8 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections, Faculty/Staff 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, email@example.com
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