It has been an honor to select the 200 topics to highlight in this series over the past four years. We are grateful to the many Norwich history buffs and enthusiasts who have illuminated new facets of our institution’s story for us along the way, either by suggesting topics or writing guest posts.
Norwich’s 200-year story is vast and rich, and it’s been difficult at times to make the call of which topics will be featured. We are so excited for you to see what comes next on this platform (stay tuned!), but as a parting gift, we thought we’d pique your interest by briefly sharing some of the topics from our list that we missed the opportunity to share with you as the “200 Things” come to a close.
- Horatio Seymour, class of 1831, governor of New York and 1868 presidential nominee
- Norwich’s history with the Republic of China Military Academy, whose predecessor institution was founded by George Bow, class of 1914.
- Kurtis McLean, class of 2005, professional hockey player
- Colonel William McCollough, class of 1991, a Marine officer decorated for his leadership in the War on Terror
- The story and evolution of the campus newspapers—the Reveille, Guidon, and Record (many of which are digitized on the NU Archives website)
- Brent Thompson, class of 1998, and Don Brown, class of 1977, both accomplished Division I college football coaches
- The College Television Awards (Emmys) that have been awarded to the Communications department
- Thomas Bragg, class of 1828 or 1830, governor of North Carolina and attorney general of the Confederate States of America
- The history of student theater groups at Norwich
Each 200 Things About Norwich piece represents a mini-research project that is undertaken using the collections of the Norwich University Archives—piecing together information from yearbooks, newspapers, reports, memos, photographs, and more. If any of the topics named above sound interesting to you, feel free to reach out and begin a research project of your own!