Guide to the Russell Redding Bessom Scrapbook, 1936-1940
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Bessom, Russell Redding, 1918-2011 Title Russell Redding Bessom Scrapbook Dates 1936-1940 Extent 1 Volume
About the Collection
The collection consists of Russell Bessom’s scrapbook documenting his time at Norwich University, 1936-1940. Topics of interest within the scrapbook include Sigma Alpha Epsilon, photographic portraiture and Norwich University social events.
About Russell Redding Bessom
Russell Bessom of Swampscott, MA, was a science and literature major. During his time at Norwich University, he was a member of the glee club, the freshman week committee, the Civil Aeronautics Authority, and the golf association. He also served as social editor for the War Whoop and as manager of the musical clubs. Bessom was a small bore sharpshooter and a rifle and pistol marksman. He served as treasurer of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The control file included with the collection contains biographical additional information on Russell Bessom.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Bessom, Russell Redding, 1918-2011
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century Norwich University -- Societies, etc.
Norwich University -- Students
Norwich University -- Buildings -- Photographs
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
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); Russell Redding Bessom Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Photographic portrait of unidentified cadet. Russell Redding Bessom Scrapbook, 1936-1940, 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, email@example.com
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