Guide to the David E. Potts Aviation at Norwich University Collection, 1976-1989
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Potts, David E. Title David E. Potts Aviation at Norwich University Collection Dates 1976-1989 Extent 4 Files About the Collection
The collection centers around the 1978 slide presentation and, eventually, the video production in 1989 of “Wings Over Norwich: a Pictorial Chronology of Aviation on The Hill,” which documents the evolution of aviation education at Norwich and the contributions her alumni have made to the development of aviation in the United States. Captain Potts wanted to demonstrate that although Air Force ROTC had only started at Norwich in 1971, Norwich alumni were involved in aviation from its earliest beginnings. Included are both the slide script and three cases of slides that accompanied Potts’ 1978 presentation. There is also a copy of the May 1976 Norwich Record containing an article by Potts, “From Balloons to Ballistic Missiles: the Saga of Aviation at Norwich.”
About David E. Potts
Captain David Potts was a member of the Air Force ROTC faculty at Norwich University from 1975 to 1978. He attended the Universities of Northern Colorado and Wyoming as well as Texas Christian University.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Potts, David E.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Norwich University. -- Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies.
Aeronautics -- Vermont -- Northfield -- History.
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); David E. Potts Aviation at Norwich University Collection, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Gary T. Lord from David E. Potts, 8 June 1978. David E. Potts Aviation at Norwich University Collection, control file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 4 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections, Faculty/Staff 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 Related Materials
The 1989 video production of “Wings Over Norwich: a Pictorial Chronology of Aviation on The Hill” is available in the Sullivan Museum and History Center.
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