Guide to the Sheet Music and Poetry Collection, 1820-1944
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Title Sheet Music and Poetry Collection Dates 1820-1944 Extent 1 Drawer (2.25 linear feet) About the Collection
The sheet music and poetry collection consists of music or poetry pertaining to Norwich University. Several of these pieces of music and poetry were written by students and alumni. Other featured authors include Arthur M. Edwards and Rupert H. Whitcomb. A complete content listing of poems and songs contains additional information.
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The collection is open.
Preferred Citation 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); Sheet Music and Poetry Collection, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Norwich songs, issued by the Alumni Association, 11 pp.. Sheet Music and Poetry Collection, Norwich Songs file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Drawer (2.25 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 504 (OSD3.4) 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
Pertaining to Norwich Captain Partridge’s favorite quick step (2 copies) For the Gazette, begins “We die; and what is it to die?” No author, undated New year’s address to the cadets from the French of Professor Francois Peyre-Ferry, professor of French at the American, Literary, Scientific and Military Acadamy, undated (possibly 1820s) Norwich cadets polka, by Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, 1857. Includes multiple copies, a biography of the author, and a folder of instrument parts Norwich songs o Song sheet, 1910-1911 o Song sheet, 1913-1914 (multiple copies) o Booklet, including partial copies, undated o 11-pages, undated (multiple copies) o 21-pages, undated (2 copies) To the cadets by Damon (unidentified), undated Soldier’s Dirge, “How Sleep the Brave Who Sink to Rest,” Composed for the funeral services of Frederick Lander (NU 1841), 1862 By Arthur M. Edwards (commandant, 1918-1919) My saviour, 1944 O flag of strength and beauty, 1944 Our yankee glory, a march, undated By Rupert Henry Whitcomb Alden Partridge, 1929 Cost yuh five, dedicated to commandant (later president) Ernest N. Harmon First call, a march Headquarters troop, a march Hold your horses, 1930 Norwich forever, band score The running light, a march dedicated to the U.S. Coast Guard academy The spirit of old N.U., by Gus Nelson (class of 1924); arrangement for full military band by Whitcomb Cadets and Alumni Funeral March for Frederick W. Lander (class of 1841) who died in 1862 during the Civil War. Music copyrighted 1861. Norwich (tune: America) and Norwich (tune: Annie Lisle) by Roy L. Andrews (class of 1909). Includes brief biographical information on Andrews Of the old and new, of old N.U. by J.M. Stanyan (class of 1850). There is a reference to welcoming their comrade from the Philippines, so this poem may have been composed for the Dewey Day celebrations in 1899. Old Norwich by Carl Franklin Robinson (class of 1915) (multiple variants) The old south barracks, oh! (tune: Benny Haven’s, oh! or The wearing of the green) by Henry O. Kent (class of 1854), 1855 Hurrah for old N.U. by Henry O. Kent (class of 1854), 1886 On, Norwich by Leroy C. Flint (class of 1910)
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