A Guide to the E. B. Norris Papers, 1928-1955, n.d. Norris, E. B. Papers Ms1981-103

E. B. Norris Papers, 1928-1955, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1981-103


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1981-103
Title
E. B. Norris Papers, 1928-1955, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
1.5 cu. ft. 1 box; 1 folder
Creator
Norris, Earle B., (Earle Bertram), 1882-1966
Language
English
Abstract
E.B. Norris was Dean of Engineering at VPI from 1928-1952, and his papers include reports concerning the agriculture and engineering departments, reports on individual development, newspaper clippings, catalogues, brochures, and correspondence, particularly regarding then-President Burruss.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from E. B. Norris Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: E. B. Norris Papers, Ms1981-103, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The E. B. Norris Papers was acquired prior to 1981.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the E. B. Norris Papers was completed in October 2013.


Biographical Note

Earle Bertram Norris was born in 1882 in New York. He attended Pennsylvania State College and graduated in 1904. He was a captain in World War I and received a Purple Heart. He became a professor at Virginia Tech in 1928, and was the Dean of Engineering from 1928-1953. The engineering school grew under his leadership. He died in 1966. Norris Hall on Virginia Tech's campus was named after him.

Sources:

VT Magazine
Norris Hall

Scope and Content

E.B. Norris was Dean of Engineering at VPI from 1928-1952, and his papers include reports concerning the agriculture and engineering departments, reports on individual development, newspaper clippings, catalogues, brochures, and correspondence, particularly regarding then-President Burruss. The majority of the collection is Dr. Norris's correspondences. The collection also includes advertisements he received to purchase different classroom equipment. There are also publications he received about engineering, and various reports about engineering. There are also newspapers and a blueprint.

Arrangement

The E.B. Norris Papers are arranged alphabetically by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1 to 1-4
Advertisements (4 folders), n.d.
Box-folder 1-5
Center of Aeronautical Engineering Instruction and Research, 1928-1929
Box-folder 1-6
Commencement Programs, June 1929,1930
Box-folder 1-7
Correspondence (President Burruss 1929), 1929
Box-folder 1-8
Correspondence (President Burruss 1930), 1930
Box-folder 1-9
Correspondence, February-April 1937
Box-folder 1-10
Correspondence, June-July 1937
Box-folder 1-11
Correspondence, August-September 1937
Box-folder 1-12
Correspondence, October-December 1937
Box-folder 1-13
Correspondence, January-March 1938
Box-folder 1-14
Correspondence, April-May 1938
Box-folder 1-15
Correspondence, June-December 1938
Box-folder 1-16
Correspondence, 1939
Box-folder 1-17
Correspondence, 1947-1953
Box-folder 1-18
Engineering Extension Division, 1929-1930
Box-folder 1-19
Event Programs, 1938
Box-folder 1-20
Nautical School, 1939
Box-folder 1-21
Nautical School, 1940
Box-folder 1-22
Nautical School, 1941-1942
Box-folder 1-23
Newspaper Clippings, 1938-1939
Folder 1
Newspapers and Blueprint
Box-folder 1-24
Publications, 1930-1950
Box-folder 1-25
Publications, 1951-1953, n.d.
Box-folder 1-26 to 1- 28
Reports (3 folders), 1929-1955, n.d.
Box-folder 1-29
Sample Exam, 1946

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Norris, Earle B., (Earle Bertram), 1882-1966