Guide to the Robert MacDonald Simpson Papers, 1940-1980
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Simpson, Robert M., 1907-1996 Title Robert MacDonald Simpson Papers Dates 1940-1980 Extent 4 Files About the Collection
Papers in the collection, 1940-1980, primarily document Robert Simpson’s military service. Also included are two articles written by Simpson, “The Little Chief” appeared in the Saturday Evening Post (4 August 1945) and “Technique of Control in Close Terrain” appeared in The Marine Corps Gazette (May 1945). There are also photographs documenting Simpson’s campaigns in the South Pacific, 1943, including a few taken by photojournalist, David Douglas Duncan and a photograph of Robert Simpson being awarded the Silver Star, undated. Also included are photographs of Simpson alone, 1942-1943, and with his fellow Norwich cadets, 1927-1929 and undated.
About Robert MacDonald Simpson
Robert M. Simpson of Portsmouth, NH, graduated with the Norwich University class of 1929. During his years at Norwich, he was involved in baseball, football and the outing club. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, Robert Simpson served as an infantry company commander (G Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division) during the Guadalcanal and Bougainville campaigns in the Solomon Islands and was awarded both the Bronze and Silver Stars. He was on active duty from 1942 to 1945. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Robert M. Simpson.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Simpson, Robert M., 1907-1996
Duncan, David Douglas.
Norwich University -- Photographs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs.
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 MacDonald Simpson Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Gen. Clifton Cates from Robert M. Simpson, 12 August 1948. Robert MacDonald Simpson Papers, Papers file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 4 Files Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections II — Alumni 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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