Guide to the Robert V. Guptill Papers, 1964-2014
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Guptill, Robert V. Title Robert V. Guptill Papers Dates 1964-2014 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection The collection consists of papers and correspondence from Bob Guptill’s time as a solicitor in Norwich University’s sesquicentennial decade advancement campaign, 1976-1980, as well as more general correspondence related to development, 1971-1980. There are 3 files of papers and ephemera from his time as a student at NU, 1964-1968. Also included is donor correspondence with various Norwich University Archives and Special Collections (formerly Special Collections) librarians, documenting Bob’s activities as a collector and donor of archival materials.
About Robert V. Guptill
Robert “Bob” Guptill graduated from Norwich University as an education major in 1968. From the time of his graduation, he has been an avid collector of Norwichiana (historical items related to Norwich University) and supporter of both the Norwich University Archives and Special Collections and the Sullivan Museum and History Center. The relationship between Bob and Archives and Special Collections is documented in archives donor correspondence as early as 1983. From his first letter, dated 26 June 1983, this correspondence documents Bob’s determined search to locate books, manuscripts, photographs and other ephemera related to the history of Norwich University. In 2009, Bob gave a presentation, “Collecting Norwichiana,” to the Friends of the Kreitzberg Library, showcasing several gems he has donated to the university’s historical collections.
On June 10, 1972, Bob Guptill married Joan T. Talbot (1946-2007) and the couple had two sons. Bob is currently (2011) employed by Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC), in Andover, Massachusetts, and makes his home in Groveland, Mass.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Guptill, Robert V.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Norwich University -- Bibliography.
Norwich University -- Funds and scholarships.
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 V. Guptill Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Note to Bob Guptill from George Turner, undated [1974?]. Robert V. Guptill Papers, development general correspondence, 1971-1980 file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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