Guide to the Merritt Halstead Greene Papers, 1913-1917
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Greene, Merritt H., 1894-1969 Title Merritt Halstead Greene Papers Dates 1913-1917 Extent 1 Box (.25 linear feet) About the Collection
The collection contains photographs and negatives, 1913-1917, documenting activities on the Norwich campus during Merritt Greene’s time as a student. Subjects include: Troop B and other cavalry; Northfield; classmates; tennis; drills and training; Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity house construction; the campus; the rifle team; and Vermont State camp in Florida in 1915. The collection also includes individual portraits, primarily graduation photographs, of Greene and his classmates, Walter A. Upham and Edward B. Dawson of the class of 1917, and Karl A. Davis, Leon A. White and David Cedar of the class of 1918. Also included are portraits of two unidentified cadets. Papers in the collection include an Alpha Sigma Pi illustrated seal, undated; Greene’s grade report for the first semester of 1914-1915; his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, 21 June 1917; and a newspaper clipping regarding Greene’s promotion to cadet captain, undated.
About Merritt Halstead Greene
Merritt Halstead Greene graduated from Norwich University in 1917 with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity and of the rifle team. He also played baseball and served on the board of the War Whoop. Greene served in the Army Field Artillery for sixteen years after his graduation from Norwich. During World War II, Greene was stationed in northern Canada to open a pipeline to Alaska. He and his wife, Margaret, lived in California. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on Merritt H. Greene.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Greene, Merritt H., 1894-1969
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Alpha Sigma Pi (Fraternity).
Greek letter societies -- Vermont -- Northfield.
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); Merritt Halstead Greene Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Record of Service, World War I, for Merritt H. Greene. Merritt Halstead Greene Papers, control file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library.
Extent: 1 Box (.25 linear feet) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following three medals, donated with the collection, were transferred to the Sullivan Museum and History Center in January 2010:
First Prize, NU rifle practice, presented by Fred Austin (worn by Greene in his graduation portrait)
Class C Fourth Prize (worn by Greene in his graduation portrait)
Member, Vermont Rifle Team
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