Guide to the George Ethelbert Carpenter Papers, 1905-1969
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Carpenter, George E., 1886-1957 Title George Ethelbert Carpenter Papers Dates 1905-1969 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot)
About the Collection
The collection contains correspondence and papers pertaining to George Carpenter’s function as quartermaster and chief of ordnance for the Vermont National Guard, 1911-1916. Some of these records pertain to the equipping of the signal corps at Norwich University. Very few records in the collection pertain to the general finances of Norwich although plans for adding fire escapes to Alumni and Jackman halls, April 1914, are included, as are copyright documents pertaining to the published history of Norwich by William Arba Ellis, 1909-1914. There are papers and correspondence pertaining to George Carpenter’s military service, 1914-1969.
Also included is George Carpenter’s scrapbook or “memory book,” documenting his time as a student at NU, 1905-1911. Topics of interest include football, baseball, basketball and engineering summer camps. There are also several photographs of military and other groups associated with George Carpenter in the collection. These include five panoramic photographs from the 1920s and 1930s, two of which were taken by Louis L. McAllister of Burlington, VT. Subjects of the photographs include the 1st Vermont Infantry, the 11th Annual Conference of Weights and Measures of the U.S., Camp Johnson at Fort Ethan Allen, a special class of the Command and General Staff Schools at Fort Leavenworth, KS, in 1928 and the 43rd Division General Staff at Lancaster, NH, in 1937, as well as other unidentified groups.
About George Carpenter
George E. Carpenter was born in Ferrisburg, VT, in 1886. He was a member of the Norwich University class of 1911. While at Norwich he played football, basketball and baseball. George Carpenter was a member of the Alpha Sigma Pi fraternity. Following his time at Norwich, he served in World War I and in the Vermont National Guard. George Carpenter served as assistant treasurer of Norwich University from 1911-1912 and as treasurer from 1913-1915. Carpenter worked as Vermont state purchasing agent and as superintendent of the Weeks School from 1938-1944. He retired in 1955 from the Vermont Bureau of Weights and Measures. George Carpenter was married to Annie Morrill. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on George E. Carpenter.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Carpenter, George E., 1886-1957
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Vermont. -- National Guard -- History.
Vermont. -- National Guard -- Ordnance and ordnance stores.
United States. -- Army -- History -- 20th century.
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); George Ethelbert Carpenter Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from J. M. Ashley to George E. Carpenter, 3 June 1914. George E. Carpenter Papers, Papers re: VNG and NU May 1914-1916 March file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) 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
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