Guide to the Robert G. Poirier Papers, 1962-2001
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Poirier, Robert G. Title Robert G. Poirier Papers Dates 1962-2001 Extent 1 Box (.50 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection includes the original 1996 printed manuscript of By the Blood of Our Alumni: Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac, a copy of Gettysburg magazine containing Robert Poirier’s article, “Norwich at Gettysburg: the Citizen-Soldier Academy’s Contributions to Victory” (January 1996), and an 112 pp. manuscript with the same title as the article but which is a more detailed exploration of the topic of Norwich University alumni at the Battle of Gettysburg. The collection also includes copies of four articles written for The Journal of Soviet Military Studies, 1988-1991, and a copy of “Strategic Reserves: the Forgotten Dimension” written with Albert Z. Conner in Military Review, November 1983. There are approximately 120 slides with the collection that document Robert Poirier’s time as a cadet at NU. Topics represented in the slides are winter carnival, rook week, parades, etc. Some have been annotated. Poirier’s correspondence with staff of the University Archives and Special Collections, 1996-2001, is also included.
About Robert G. Poirier
Robert G. Poirier graduated with the Norwich University class of 1966. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Bronze Star. Poirier served forty-two months of active duty and more than twenty years of reserve duty. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including, Red Army Order of Battle (Presidio Press, 1985) and By the Blood of Our Alumni: Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac (Savas Publishing Company, 1999). The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Robert G. Poirier.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Poirier, Robert G.
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
United States. -- Army of the Potomac.
Vermont -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Vermont -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
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 G. Poirier Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Major General Abner Doubleday quoted in “Norwich at Gettysburg: The Citizen-Soldier Academy’s Contribution to Victory,” p.8. Unpublished manuscript in the Robert G. Poirier Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (.50 linear feet) 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, email@example.com
The following books by Robert Poirier are available in Special Collections: Red Army Order of Battle (Presidio Press, 1985), They could not have done better : Thomas O. Seaver and the 3rd Vermont Infantry in the War for the Union (Vermont Civil War Enterprises, 2005) and By the Blood of Our Alumni: Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac (Savas Publishing Company, 1999). Copies of By the Blood of Our Alumni are also available in the circulating collection of the Kreitzberg Library.
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