Guide to the Records of the James Jackson Cabot Professorship, 1935-1975
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator James Jackson Cabot Professorship of Air Transportation Title Records of the James Jackson Cabot Professorship Dates 1935-1975 Extent 3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet) About the Collection
The collection includes papers of the civilian pilot training program, 1938-1942. Also included are the records of Lt. Col. Philip Hopkins who joined the faculty in 1952 as head of the department of aviation administration. Hopkins was active in soliciting lecturers to address aviation classes and in promoting the summer aviation education workshops. His records reflect his interests and activities. The collection was deposited in the archives by Col. Glendon N. King. A full content listing of materials within the collection can be found below.
About the James Jackson Cabot Professorship
On 17 August 1935, the James Jackson Cabot professorship of air traffic regulations and air transportation was established at Norwich University thanks to the support of trustee Godfrey L. Cabot. The professorship was named in memory of Godfrey Cabot’s son, James Jackson Cabot, an officer in the U.S. Flying Service during World War I. In 1937, Mr. Cabot increased his gift to establish a permanent department of aeronautics. In 1949, Dr. Godfrey L. Cabot of Boston made another large gift to Norwich in order to make possible an expansion of the activities, which for many years had been carried on under the James Jackson Cabot professorship of air traffic regulation and air transportation. The department of aviation administration, established by Cabot, was phased out between 1958 and 1960. In 1939, Norwich was selected by the civil aeronautics authority for the flight training program under the civilian pilot training act of that year. Flight instruction took place at the Barre-Montpelier airport. The training was discontinued with the advent of World War II. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on the James Jackson Cabot program in aviation.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Hopkins, Philip S.
Norwich University. -- James Jackson Cabot Professorship of Air Transportation.
Cabot, Godfrey Lowell, 1861-1962.
Civilian Pilot Training Program (U.S.)
Aeronautics -- Study and teaching -- United States.
The collection is open; however, forty-eight hours notice is required to access these records.
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); Records of the James Jackson Cabot Professorship, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Professor Philip S. Hopkins from Edward Warner, 20 October 1952. Records of the James Jackson Cabot Professorship, Box 2, Dedication of the James Jackson Cabot hall of science, 1952 file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives B10.3 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
A complete series of pamphlets published by the Cabot professorship is also available in the archives. More information about the aviation fraternity society, Alpha Eta Rho, for the period 1955-1959, can be found in Box 2 of the Records of Fraternities, Societies and Clubs, 1853-2005.
Box 1: Records of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1938-1942 Report on development of course in air transportation and air traffic regulation, 1938 Reports, 1939-1941 (5 volumes) Civil aeronautics authority examination records, 1939-1942 Memoranda and correspondence, 1939-1940 Curriculum, 1941 Photographs of aviation at Norwich, 1939-1975 (3 files) Insignia World War II aircraft recognition slides Photograph of students in the program, taken at the Barre-Montpelier airport, undated (oversized) Box 1: Publications of the James Jackson Cabot Fund and other aeronautical publciations, 1935-1950 Publications of the James Jackson Cabot Fund International aeronautic organizations and the control of air navigation, by John Jay Ide. 1938 The early history of air transportation, by Edward Pearson Warner. 1938 Technical development and its effect on air transportation, by Edward Pearson Warner. 1938 Safety in the operation of air transportation, by Jerome Lederer. 1939 European air transport on the eve of war, by J. Parker Van Zandt. 1940 The measure of America’s world war aeronautical effort, by Edgar S. Gorrell. 1940 The history of combat airplanes, by Charles G. Grey. 1941 The relation of radar and communication to the future of aviation, by Milton G. White. 1947 The assisted take-off of aircraft, by Calvin M. Bolster. 1950 Other aeronautical publications, 1935-1948 (2 files) Box 2: Records of Philip Sheridan Hopkins, 1951-1971 Research papers and publication, 1951-1956 Dedication of the James Jackson Cabot hall of science, 1952 Correspondence with Godfrey Cabot, 1952-1955 Correspondence with Ernest Harmon, 1952-1955 Aviation curriculum, 1952-1960 Aviation workshops, 1953, 1955-1956 (3 files) Aviation advisory board, 1954-1959 Link foundation, 1954-1971 Alpha Eta Rho (aviation fraternity), 1956 and undated Miscellaneous papers and photographs relating to aviation at Norwich, undated Box 3: Scrapbook compiled by Philip Sheridan Hopkins “Education in the air age,” a scrapbook, 1945-1947, 1951, compiled by Philip S. Hopkins
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