Guide to the Harry Bennett Salman Papers, 1911-1959
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Salman, Harry B., 1896-1959 Title Harry Bennett Salman Papers Dates 1911-1959 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection The collection contains papers relating to Harry Salman’s time at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1911-1915. Also included are papers and ephemera relating to his time at Norwich University, 1918-
1922, and as a member of Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity, 1918. There are account books and a file of photographs related to Salman’s association with Owl’s Head Camp for Boys (probably in or near Newport, VT) on Lake Memphremagog, 1924-1931. Other photographs record Norwich University buildings, students and staff from Salman’s time as a Norwich student, and miscellaneous views of friends and family. Most photographs in the collection are unidentified and undated. Miscellaneous papers, 1913-1959, document associations with Norwich, his time overseas and the Vermont National Guard. A more detailed content listing contains additional information.
About Harry B. Salman
Originally from St. Johnsbury, VT, Harry B. Salman graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1915, and entered Norwich University in 1916. That same year, he joined the Near East Relief Expedition as part of the Students Army Training Corps and served in Turkey and Armenia. Upon his return, he re-enrolled in Norwich in 1920 and graduated with the class of 1921. Salman played varsity baseball, basketball and football. He was a member of the chemistry and political science clubs and the Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity. Beginning in 1934, Harry Salman was in the insurance business in Northfield, VT. He was elected to the Vermont legislature in 1958. Harry Salman married Mildred Wood Denny (b. 1897) in 1923. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Harry B. Salman.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Salman, Harry B., 1896-1959
Martin, Harold D., -- 1899-1945 -- Photographs.
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
United States. -- Army. -- Students' Army Training Corps.
St. Johnsbury Academy (Saint Johnsbury, Vt.)
Owl's Head Camp for Boys (Newport, Vt.).
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); Harry Bennett Salman Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Photograph of Harold “Doc” Martin, labeled “Doc,” undated. Harry Bennett Salman Papers, Photograph file number three, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) Collection Location: Archives 501 Language(s) of Material: English and French Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
Papers, 1913-1959 (1 file)
Norwich University song sheet, 1913-1914
Records of summary court, 1916
Order to join the S. A. T. C., 1918
French passport, 1919
Turkish readers, 1913 and 1917
Norwich University calendar, 1919
Order, Vermont State Guard, 1942
Certificate for Mildred Salman to perform duties of aircraft recognition observer, 1943
Appointment to Lt. Col., Vermont State Guard, 1945
Godparent sponsor certificates, 1949 and 1953
Correspondence with Norwich, primarily acknowledgments of donations, 1957-1959
Masonic booklet for De Witt Clinton Lodge, Northfield, undated
Photographs (4 files)
Norwich campus and buildings, including some interiors
Upper parade ground
Classmates, mostly unidentified, but including a number of Harold “Doc” Martin
Pageants and parades
Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity house, including its construction, and members
Norwich faculty and staff
Panoramic views of the Norwich campus and Northfield
Alpha Sigma Pi, 1918 (1 file)
House rules, undated
Junior week house party, 1918
Initiatory smoker, 1918
Ephemera, 1918-1922 (1 file)
Norwich University insignia
Junior week programs, 1918-1919
University week program, 1918
Commencement program, 1921
Freshman hop, 1922 Owl’s Head Camp for Boys, 1924-1931
Account books/ledgers (3 volumes)
Photographs (1 file)
Panoramic photograph of instructors and campers
St. Johnsbury Academy, 1911-1915 (1 file)
Commencement program, 1915
Photographs, basketball team, 1914-1916
Photographs, baseball team, undated
Class photographs, 1911 and undated (3 items)
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