Guide to the William Alden Shaw Records, 1898-1919
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Shaw, William A., b. 1864 Title William Alden Shaw Records Dates 1898-1919 Extent 1 Box (.25 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection contains records of the secretary to the board of trustees, 1898-1919. Also included is William Shaw’s letterbook, 1902-1905.
About William Alden Shaw
William Shaw graduated from Norwich University with the class of 1888. He served as trustee from 1898, becoming secretary to the board, 1901-1908 and 1910-1915. Shaw also served as lecturer on meteorology from 1896-1905, at which point he was appointed professor of the subject. William Shaw entered the U.S. Weather Bureau Service upon his graduation and was promoted to local forecaster in 1906. He married Fannie Ellen Holt in 1896. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on William Alden Shaw.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Shaw, William A., b. 1864 Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
College trustees -- Vermont -- Northfield.
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); William Alden Shaw Records, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from William A. Shaw to Grenville M. Dodge, 7 June 1912. William Alden Shaw Records, 1898-1912 file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (.25 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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