We often work very closely with the NU alumni newspaper, the Record, on the background research from their upcoming publications. Many of our alumni enjoy the snippets of history in the “From the Archives” columns, but we work very hard to assist on larger projects as well.
Back in July, we posted a reading room feature about Amelia Earhart’s visit to campus in 1935 (check it out here). This week we have had the pleasure of working with a reporter from the Record who is continuing that research on the history of aviation at Norwich. This history formally begins with the establishment of our first aviation education program in 1935, though some recreational flying took place on campus earlier than that.
We won’t give away all the juicy details of the upcoming Record feature, but check out these great images from Norwich’s early history with flight.