From the Archives – Spring 2014

The "Jolly Mutineers" baseball players of the Class of 1925 in their sophomore year.

91 Years Ago: An innocent game of baseball led to the dubbing of this band the “Jolly Mutineers.” As sophomores in the spring of 1923, members of the Class of 1925 trounced the rooks in the annual... Read More

From the Archives – Winter 2014

Civil Air Patrol on Paine Mountain during World War II

Seventy years ago, when the United States entered World War II, Northfield citizens did their part to support the war effort. More than 300 volunteered for service, while folks on the home front put civil... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – FALL 2013

120 Years Ago – The origin of football at Norwich dates back to at least 1860, with the earliest contests being intra-squad scrimmages. Records show that the first intercollegiate team was formed... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SUMMER 2013

60+ YEARS AGO – Before it became Norwich’s first chapel in 1955, White Hall was where the majority of students took their meals. In this undated photo, taken more than 60 years ago, members of... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPRING 2013

Harold Everett “Weary” Walker ’23, referred to in this photo as “‘Lady Godiva’ on her dark horse,” renders a salute near the Winooski River. A WWI veteran, Walker set out from Northfield... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – WINTER 2013

101 YEARS AGO – The spring of 1912 offered unusual living conditions for cadets when two students contracted small-pox. The afflicted were “removed to the pest house” while the entire Corps... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – FALL 2012

88 Years Ago — The VII Olympiad is best remembered as the setting for the 1981 Academy Award–winning film, Chariots of Fire. Less well known than the exploits of British track stars Eric Liddell... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SUMMER 2012

90 YEARS AGO Norwich University’s visionary founder, Alden Partridge, knew that the successful expansion of the United States would depend on the construction of serviceable roads and bridges. Thus,... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPRING 2012

  125 YEARS AGO Organized baseball at Norwich can be traced at least as far back as the late 19th century. According to Ellis’ The History of Norwich University 1819–1911, on March 12, 1887, delegates... Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES – WINTER 2012

98 YEARS AGO Raised in California, George Yeu Son Bow ’14 attended Norwich and then emigrated to China, where he served under Nationalist Party leader Sun Yat-Sen. In the 1920s, Bow’s unit defeated... Read More