We collect the official records of Norwich University, dating back to its founding in 1819. These include documents such as:
These records are organized into many separate collections. You can search and browse guides to these collections on the Norwich Archives website.
Publications like student newspapers, alumni magazines, course catalogs, and yearbooks can give us valuable insight into life at Norwich, campus changes, and the university's relationship to national and global events. Below is a guide to some of the most significant Norwich publications and how you can access them.
Reveille, 1860-1922 (student news and literary magazine)
Guidon, 1922-present (student newspaper)
Norwich University Record, 1908-present (alumni newspaper/magazine)
War Whoop, 1895-present (yearbook)
Promethean, 1945-1993 (Vermont College yearbook)
University Catalogs, 1821-present (contain course listings, curriculum guides, rosters, and more)
The University Archives collects personal papers and manuscripts that tell the story of Norwich's alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and other affiliates.These collections include letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia that bring personal narratives of history to life.
Manuscript Collection Highlights:
The University's photograph collection consists of over one million images in print, negative, and slide formats, including very early forms of photography such as daguerreotypes. The collection includes images of athletics, campus buildings, special events, student life, military activities, and more. Visit the collection guide to learn more.
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 rare books relating to military and Norwich University history. All can be found through the library catalog and read in our Reading Room.
This is where you will find full scanned images of documents and photographs from our collections. Types of documents include campus newspapers and magazines, selections from Alden Partridge's papers and other manuscript collections, yearbooks, annual reports, and more.
The How to Research section of this guide will tell you more about how to use our Digital Collections site.