Guide to the Melvin Wilson Jr. Papers, 1990-2010
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Wilson, Melvin, 1966-2015 Title Melvin Wilson Jr. Papers Dates 1990-2010 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection
The collection consists of Melvin Wilson’s diplomas, certificates and military awards and appointments. There is a letter from Melvin to his mother, Judith Wilson, while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. The collection also includes snapshots depicting the service of Melvin Wilson while in the Middle East and a scrapbook compiled by his children containing snapshots, clippings and notes home during his time in Korea and Afghanistan. The cover is created from Wilson’s uniform coat. A more detailed listing may be found in the content listing below.
About Melvin Wilson Jr.
Melvin Wilson, of Burlington, CT, graduated with the Norwich University class of 1988 with a degree in Business Administration. He joined the U.S. Army Cavalry Division, serving in Korea in the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). He was commissioned in 1990 to serve in Desert Shield/Storm. He resigned from active duty in 1992 and joined the Vermont National Guard. Melvin served two combat tours in Afghanistan, 2005-2006 and 2010, and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He also received the Vermont Distinguished Service Medal. He worked at Fidelity Investments for 15 years. He and his wife had two children. Additional biographical information can be found in the control file included with the collection.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
· Wilson, Melvin, 1966-2015
· Norwich University - Alumni and alumnae
· Norwich University - Students
· United States. Army - Awards
· United States. Army - Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
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); Melvin Wilson Jr. 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 Melvin Wilson, Jr. to Judith Wilson, 30 July 2005. Melvin Wilson Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) Collection Location: Archives B14 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 Sullivan Museum and History Center has Melvin Wilson's uniform and service pins.
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Diploma, U. S. Armor School, 1990
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Diploma, U. S. Armor School, 1997
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Diploma, Command and General Staff College, 2001
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Certificate of Graduation, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, 2001
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Certificate of Course Completion, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, 2001
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Appointment as Major, Vermont National Guard, 2004
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Bronze Star Medal award certificate, July 2006 (1 page, photocopy only)
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Bronze Star Medal award certificate, September 2010 (4 pages, photocopy only)
· Melvin Wilson, Jr., Certificate of Award of the Non Article 5 NATO Medal, 2010
· Letter from Melvin Wilson, Jr. in Afghanistan, to his mother Judith Wilson, 30 July 2005
· Snapshots depicting the service of Melvin Wilson, Jr. during his two tours of duty in the Middle East
· Snapshots depicting Melvin Wilson’s time at Norwich University (bulk 1988) and class reunions
· Scrapbook (cover of which is made of his uniform) containing snapshots, clippings and notes home from Melvin Wilson, Jr., during his time in Korea and Afghanistan. The scrapbook was compiled by his children.
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