Guide to the Lesslie Walker Smith Papers, 1926-1980
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Smith, Lesslie W., d. 1994 Title Lesslie Walker Smith Papers Dates 1926-1980 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot)
About the Collection
Papers in the collection include orders, after-action reports, memoranda, recommendations, letters, records of the court martial of Captain DeFuniak, and certificates, 1926-1980. Also included is Smith’s memory book (scrapbook) documenting his time as a student at Norwich University. There is also a scrapbook/photograph album documenting Smith’s time in service during World War II. Locations represented include Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, California, Tennessee, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. The volume also contains certificates, permit, ID cards, dog tags, programs and immunization and service records, 1941-1946. Most of the photographs and postcards included in the scrapbook have detailed captions.
About Lesslie Walker Smith
Originally from Springfield, MA, Lesslie Smith graduated with the Norwich University class of 1926. While at Norwich, Smith played polo and was a member of the Samosets and the Civil Engineering Society. He was also a swordsman and belonged to the Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity. Lesslie Smith was a member of Headquarters Company, 172nd Infantry, Vermont National Guard. He was an army veteran of World War II (Headquarters, 5th Armored Division Trains), serving in the European Theater. Altogether, Smith served from February 1941 to February 1946, and later in the Reserves. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Lesslie W. Smith as does the Fall 1994 issue of the Norwich University Record.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Smith, Lesslie W., d. 1994
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Students -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs.
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); Lesslie Walker Smith Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Special Orders No. 64, HQ Second Armored Division, Fort Benning, GA, 19 March 1941. Lesslie Walker Smith Papers, Papers 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, email@example.com
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