Guide to the David Paul Belanger Papers, 1959
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Belanger, David P. Title David Paul Belanger Papers Dates 1959 Extent 2 Files About the Collection The collection centers around an accident on Cannon Mountain (NH) in August 1959, during which David Belanger was instrumental in the recovery of the bodies of two unfortunate mountain climbers who died from over-exposure on the mountain. The accident and recovery efforts are documented by news clippings, papers and publications. About David P. Belanger
David Belanger of Whately, MA, was an electrical engineering major and graduated with the Norwich University class of 1960. While at Norwich, he was a member of the outing and Newman clubs as well as the mountain rescue team. He also served on the class honor, corps honor, and junior week committees. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and helped to pioneer the formative period of mountain and cold weather training. David Belanger was proficient in skiing and mountain climbing.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Belanger, David P. Norwich University. -- Mountain and Cold Weather Training.
Mountaineering accidents -- New Hampshire.
Cannon Mountain (N.H.)
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); David Paul Belanger Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Kenneth A. Henderson, Appalachian Mountain Club, to Ernest N. Harmon, 26 August 1959. David Paul Belanger Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections IV, Alumni 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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