Guide to the Kenneth G. Allen Scrapbook, 1918-1992,
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Allen, Kenneth G., 1900-1992 Title Kenneth G. Allen Scrapbook Dates 1918-1992, Bulk: 1918-1922 Extent 1 Volume About the Collection
The collection consists of Kenneth Allen’s Norwich University scrapbook or “memory book.” The “Dates and Doings” section of the scrapbook contains brief daily entries, including some made during the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. Other topics of interest include polo, football, cavalry, musical clubs and engineering summer school. Also included with the scrapbook is later correspondence between Allen and NU, 1946-1992, reminiscences of NU in the 1920s, and autographs collected by Kenneth Allen. Autographs include Mamie Eisenhower, J. Edgar Hoover, actor William Powell, and Irving Berlin.
About Kenneth G. Allen
Kenneth Allen of Attleboro, MA, pursued a course in civil engineering while at Norwich University. He played football, basketball and polo. Allen served on the freshman hop, junior hop and winter carnival committees and on the staffs of the Reveille and the War Whoop. He was a member of the N club, the musical club and the jazz band. He was also a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Kenneth Allen died in 1992. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Kenneth G. Allen.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Allen, Kenneth G., 1900-1992
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Students.
Norwich University -- Societies, etc.
Norwich University -- Sports.
The collection is open; however, forty-eight hours notice is required to access these materials.
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); Kenneth G. Allen Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Kenneth G. Allen Scrapbook, 1918-1922, 1946-1992. Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Volume Collection Location: Archives B14 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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