Guide to the Nelson F. Leclair Scrapbook, 1918-1922
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Leclair, Nelson F., 1900-1992 Title Nelson F. Leclair Scrapbook Dates 1918-1922 Extent 1 Volume About the Collection
The collection consists of Nelson F. Leclair’s Norwich University scrapbook or “memory book.” Topics of interest within the scrapbook include athletics, Armistice celebrations in Northfield, Norwich centennial celebrations, S.A.T.C. documents, photographic portraits and an article about a bet Leclair made with fellow cadet, Lloyd Squier, that Squier could not go without food for a week. The collection also includes an autobiographical booklet by Dorathea “Thea” Leclair.
About Nelson Francis Leclair
Nelson Francis “Joe” Leclair (1900-1992) of Chicopee, MA, pursued a civil engineering course while at Norwich University. He entered Norwich in the fall of 1918 as an S.A.T.C. (Student Army Training Corps) student. He was a member of the radio club, the American Legion and the Skull and Swords. He served on the junior week entertainment committee and was involved in the junior week horse show. Leclair was a member of the Delta Sigma Tau fraternity. He married Dorathea Anderson in 1934. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Nelson Leclair.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Leclair, Nelson F., 1900-1992 Leclair, Dorathea.
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Societies, etc.
Norwich University -- Football.
Norwich University -- Buildings -- Photographs.
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); Nelson F. Leclair Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Nelson F. Leclair Scrapbook, 1918-1922. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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