Guide to the Glen Fraser Leet Papers, 1926-1980
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Leet, Glen Title Glen Fraser Leet Papers Dates 1926-1980 Extent 2 Boxes (1.5 linear feet) About the Collection
The collection contains seven volumes of Glen Leet’s writings, 1926-1980. The focus of most of the writings is on the community development philosophy of Glen and Mildred Leet as well as specific programs with which the Leets were involved. Published and unpublished materials as well as documents written by other authors are included. The earliest writings date from Leet’s time as a student at Norwich University and include a brief account of his experiences during the flood of 1927. Later writings reflect Leet’s involvement and experiences with humanitarian programs, beginning in the mid 1940s when he was director of welfare for the UNRRA in Greece.
The writings are organized chronologically: Volume 1: 1926-1950 (also includes annotated bibliography and an introduction that provides details on the lives and philosophy of Glen and Mildred Leet); Volume 2: 1951-1960; Volume 3: 1961-1967; Volume 4: 1968-1971; Volume 5: 1972-1976; Volume 6: 1977-1978; and Volume 7: 1979-1980.
About Glen Fraser Leet
Originally from Brockton, MA, Glen Fraser Leet graduated with the Norwich University class of 1930. He was a member of Iota Pi Kappa fraternity. Leet was involved in fencing, polo, boxing and football. He served on the staff of the War Whoop and was a member of the debating team. Leet was a self-titled “humanist,” traveling to 72 countries to assist people with raising the quality of living and to make a lasting contribution to social and economic progress. He traveled to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and throughout North and South America. Glen Leet was married to Mildred Robbins. Glen Leet was born in 1908 and died in 1998. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Glen Fraser Leet and Mildred Robbins Leet.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Leet, Mildred Robbins, 1922-
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Trickle Up Program.
Floods -- Vermont.
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); Glen Fraser Leet Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
“An Investigation of Living Conditions Among Homeless Men in Rochester” by Ivan Asay and Glen Leet, 23 March 1931. Glen Fraser Leet Papers, Volume 1, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Additional Information
Extent: 2 Boxes (1.5 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, email@example.com
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