Guide to the Peter Plympton Smith Papers, 1982-1983
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Smith, Peter P., 1945- Title Peter Plympton Smith Papers Dates 1982-1983 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection
The collection includes the working papers of Peter P. Smith in the preparation of his thesis, “The Transformation of Norwich University, 1971-1981,” for Harvard University. The collection includes Smith’s thesis outline and project plan, proposal to Harvard, drafts, copies of articles he used, his bibliography, Harvard’s thesis requirements, financial memos, notes of the mergers of Vermont College and Goddard College with Norwich University, case studies, and citations cards. A bound copy of Smith’s thesis is also available in Special Collections (SC 378.73 N893sm Folio).
About Peter P. Smith
After an unsuccessful run for governor of Vermont in 1986, Lt. Gov. Peter Smith joined the staff of Norwich University in January 1987 as vice-president for institutional development. Smith was the founder and first president of the Community College of Vermont in 1970. He wrote his doctoral thesis for Harvard University in 1983 on “The Transformation of Norwich University, 1971-1981.” Peter Smith left Norwich in 1988 to pursue his political career. The Norwich University Record of August 1988 contains additional information on Peter Smith.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Smith, Peter, -- 1945-
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Community College of Vermont -- History.
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); Peter Plympton Smith Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Memorandum from Peter Smith to Frederick Jacobs, Terrance Deal and Gregory Jackson, 28 March 1983. Peter Plympton Papers, Harvard University requirements file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) 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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