Guide to the Eber Allen Spencer Records, 1955-1982
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Spencer, Eber Allen, 1926-1982 Title Eber Allen Spencer Records Dates 1955-1982 Extent 2 Boxes (1.50 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection includes papers and memoranda, 1961-1982, as well as Spencer’s lectures and lecture notes, course outlines, examination questions, supporting publications and clippings for many of his classes on government, 1956-1978. Also included are records documenting the work of students involved in public administration internships, including Spencer’s correspondence, 1955-1981. Additional information on the collection can be found in the content listing.
About Eber Allen Spencer
Eber A. Spencer joined the Norwich University faculty in 1952, advancing to the rank of professor and head of the department of history and government. In 1971, he was the first recipient of the Homer L. Dodge award for outstanding teaching. Spencer held many important administrative positions during his tenure at Norwich. From 1972 to 1975, he served as provost of Vermont College. In 1980, he was appointed Dana professor of government. He graduated from Tufts college in 1949 and served with the 28th Infantry Division and the 2nd Infantry in World War II. Eber Spencer married Mary Ellen Williams in 1953. The Norwich University Record of September 1982 contains additional information on the life and career of Eber Allen Spencer.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Spencer, Eber Allen, -- 1926-1982.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Norwich University. -- Department of History and Political Science.
Most of the materials within the collection are open for research; however, the privacy of information contained in some records is protected by the Federal Educational Records and Privacy Act or other legislative or regulatory privacy provisions. The following types of records are restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals about whom the information was collected.
Student academic records
Disciplinary and counseling records
Student financial aid records
Faculty/Staff personnel files
Promotion, tenure and grievance files
Medical case files
Legal counsel case files
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); Eber Allen Spencer Records, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Memorandum to the Academic Board from Eber Spencer, 14 May 1969, on academic freedom. Eber Allen Spencer Records, miscellaneous papers file, 1961-1982, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Boxes (1.50 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
Eber Spencer’s thesis, “The role of federal district courts in securing obedience to Supreme Court mandates,” for Columbia University in 1964 is also available in Special Collections (SC 347.73 S745r).
Box 1: Papers, 1955-1982 Papers and memoranda, misc., 1961-1982 Lectures, lecture notes, course outlines, examination questions, supporting publications and clippings for Spencer’s classes on government, 1956-1978, including: o American government 202 (2 files) o Civil rights and liberties o Congress o Constitution o Criminal Justice 101 (2 files) o Electoral college o Federal system of government o First amendment o Government 201 o Government 211 (2 files) o Government 313 (3 files) o Government 324 o Government 401 o Government and business o Government and labor o Government as promoter o Interest groups o Law making in state government o Monetary policy o Municipal government (2 files) o National security o Public administration o Sovereignty and Marxism o Voting behavior Records documenting student work for Government 403, internship in public administration, 1955-1981, including correspondence (1 file). Files for the following students are also included: o Joseph M. Healy, 1955 o John A. Leonard, 1955 o William H. Riedl, 1956 o Alfred C. Aimi, 1957 o Edward D. Lermond, 1957 o Leonard L. Giles, 1959 o Ray Strople, 1962 o Wolfgang Bauer, 1967 o Charles Pipolo, 1970 o Gregory T. Lano, 1971 o Thomas M. Kelly, 1974 o Kathleen G. Burke, 1979 (continued next box) Box 2: Papers, 1979-1980 Government 403 internships (continued from previous box) o Linda L. Phillips, 1979 o Noel W. Comment, 1980 o Thomas D. Downey, 1980 o Brian Harrington, 1980 o Walter R. Jones, 1980 o Karl F. Swenson, 1980 o Unidentified (2 files)
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