Norris, E. B. Papers

E. B. Norris Papers, 1928-1955, n.d. Ms.1981.103


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Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1981.103
Title
E. B. Norris Papers,1928-1955, n.d.
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01189.xml
Quantity
1.5 Cubic Feet 1 box; 1 folder
Creator
Norris, Earle B. (Earle Bertram), 1882-1966
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], E. B. Norris Papers, Ms1981-103, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the E. B. Norris Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

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