Guide to the Robert R. Ripley Scrapbook, 1955-1983
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Ripley, Robert R. Title Robert R. Ripley Scrapbook Dates 1955-1983 Extent 1 Volume About the Collection The collection consists of Robert Ripley’s Norwich University scrapbook of newspaper
clippings, photographs, letters and other ephemera, primarily pertaining to his football career at Norwich University. The interest of several professional teams, including the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, in recruiting Ripley is also documented in the scrapbook. The bulk of materials in the scrapbook date from Ripley’s attendance at Norwich, 1955-1959; however, a small number of articles and letters from the 1970s and 1980s are also included.
About Robert R. Ripley
Robert Russel Ripley, originally of Hamilton, New York, was an education major while at Norwich University. He played football, served as vice-president of the varsity club and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. After graduation from Norwich, he signed with the New York Giants and later pursued a career as a teacher at the Otter Valley High School in Brandon, Vermont.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Ripley, Robert R.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Norwich University -- Football.
The collection is open; however, forty-eight hours notice is required to access these materials.
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 R. Ripley Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Robert R. Ripley Scrapbook, 1955-1959. Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Volume Collection Location: Archives B14 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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