Guide to the Clayton Wallace Wells Papers, 1948-1968
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Wells, Clayton W., 1908-1977 Title Clayton Wallace Wells Papers Dates 1948-1968 Extent 1 Box (.50 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection includes articles, photographs and other instructional materials pertaining to armor, 1948-1959 (2 files). Also included is instructional information pertaining to leadership, 1953, a profile of Norwich University, 1964, and miscellaneous public relations material, 1947-1952 and undated. There is a Soviet Union subject file, 1951-1960 and undated, Wells’ speeches, 1947-1968 and undated, and three subject files, A-Z. The collection also includes a copy of Clayton Wells’ manuscript (bound typescript) memoirs. Special Collections also has a copy of his memoirs (SC 940.548 W453Zm Folio).
About Clayton Wallace Wells
Colonel Clayton Wells, an armor officer in the U.S. Army, was appointed professor of military science and tactics and head of the military department at Norwich University in 1951. He left Norwich in 1955 for an army assignment in the far east. Upon his retirement from the army in 1960, he returned to Norwich University. His initial post was as director of class clubs and public relations. In 1961, he was appointed executive assistant to President Harmon and, upon Harmon’s retirement, to President Hamlett. Colonel Wells retired from Norwich in 1969 with the rank of vice-president emeritus. The control file included in the collection as well as Colonel Wells’ memoirs (SC 940.548 W453Zm Folio) contain additional information on his life and career.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Wells, Clayton W., 1908-1977
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Norwich University. -- Department of Army Military Science.
Armor -- History.
United States. -- Army.
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); Clayton Wallace Wells Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Veterans’ Day Speech, Montpelier, VT, 11 November 1966. Clayton Wallace Wells Papers, speeches file, 1947-1968, 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
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.