Guide to the Joseph Gordon Fowler Papers, 1941-1965
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Fowler, Joseph G., 1918-2003 Title Joseph Gordon Fowler Papers Dates 1941-1965 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection
The collection consists primarily of appointments, diplomas, and certificates pertaining to Fowler’s U. S. Army career. There is also one file of photographs taken in the 1940s. For more information, see the content listing.
About Joseph Gordon Fowler
Joseph G. Fowler was born in Rowley, MA, grew up in Bristol, VT, and later moved to Barre, VT. He graduated with the Norwich University class of 1941. While at Norwich, Joseph Fowler served as captain of the ski team and president of the outing club. He was a rifle expert and a pistol sharpshooter as well as a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Fowler served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, eventually retiring in 1965. He was married to Dorothy Gunther, who predeceased him. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on Joseph G. Fowler.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Fowler, Joseph G., 1918-2003
United States. -- Army. Access Restrictions
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); Joseph Gordon Fowler Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from General C. G. Dodge to Joseph G. Fowler, 31 August 1965. Joseph Gordon Fowler Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library.
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
Maps received with this collection were transferred to the Sullivan Museum and History Center.
Appointment, 2nd Lieutenant, Cavalry, U. S. Army, 1 June 1941
Broadside, 1944, in which D. D. Eisenhower wishes luck to servicemen of the Allied Expeditionary Force
Appointment, 1st Lieutenant, Infantry, U. S. Army, 8 December 1947
Pilot’s license, 18 August 1948
Diploma, Armored Officer Advanced Course, Armored School, Fort Knox, KY, 15 June 1950 Certificate of Completion, Instructor Orientation Course, U. S. Marine Corps School, 13 February 1952
Diploma, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 24 June 1955
Certificate of Achievement as Assistant, HQ, Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 13 September 1956
Certificate of Training, Tank Officer’s Refresher Course, 7th U. S. Army Tank Training Center, Germany, 10 April 1957
Certificate of Completion, Air-Ground Operations, 12th Air Force, Germany, 18 October 1957
Certificate of Attendance, Senior Officer Nuclear Weapons Employment Course, 7-18 March 1960
Certificate of Honorary Membership, National Society of Pershing Rifles, March 1961
Letter from General C. G. Dodge (HQ, 5th U. S. Army, Chicago) sending Fowler best wishes on his retirement from the U. S. Army
Certificate of Retirement from the U. S. Army, 1 September 1965
Certificate of Service, 13 months in Korea with the 64th Tank Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, and award of Korean Campaign Ribbon with three bronze battle stars (Silver Star, Air Medal and 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Bronze Star Medal), no date
Certificate of Lifetime Membership, Retired Officers Association, no date
Photographs, primarily from the 1940s
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