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What We Collect

Norwich University Archives and Special Collections preserves and provides access to the written and still photographic records of the university as well as the library's rare book collection. More specifically, here are some examples of the types of materials we collect.

University Archives

We collect records and still photographs documenting the history and development of the university and related organizations. Letters, diaries, and personal papers of students, alumni, faculty, staff and other affiliates are especially welcome. More detailed information about the kinds of materials we collect can be found in our Archives Accessions and Acquisitions Policy (pdf).


Some suggestions of historically valuable materials include:

Special Collections

Our rare book collection dates back to 1532 with an edition of Robert Valturio's military treatise De Re Militari (On Military Matters). Special Collections includes many other works relating to military and Norwich University history. All can be found through the library catalog and read in our reading room. More detailed information about the rare books we collect can be found in our Norwich University Special Collections Acquisitions Policy (pdf).

What We Don't Collect

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is a separate unit of the university that collects exclusively art, artifacts, maps, architectural prints and plans, and audiovisual materials related to the history of Norwich University.

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