Guide to the Harold E. O’Neill Scrapbook, 1918-1922
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator O’Neill, Harold E., 1901-1982 Title Harold E. O’Neill Scrapbook Dates 1918-1922 Extent 1 Volume
About the Collection
The collection consists of Harold E. O’Neill’s Norwich University scrapbook or “memory book” of Norwich memorabilia. Topics of interest include O’Neill’s diary of events for 1918, particularly his entries during the influenza epidemic, through which he acted as nurse. See the “Dates and Doings” section of the scrapbook for O’Neill’s comments. Other topics of interest include summer school, Fort Ethan Allen, fraternities, football, engineering and photographs of cadets and faculty.
About Harold O’Neill
Harold O’Neill (1901-1982) of New London, CT, was a civil engineering major at Norwich University. During his time at Norwich, he played baseball and was a member of the mandolin club. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity. O’Neill acted as a nurse during the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 and briefly came down with the flu himself. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Harold O’Neill.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
O’Neill, Harold E., 1901-1982 Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Football.
Greek letter societies -- Vermont -- Northfield.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
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); Harold E. O’Neill Scrapbook, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Harold E. O’Neill 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, email@example.com
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