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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: E. C. Norton Papers
    Dates: 1890-1940
    Collection number: H.Mss.0580
    Creator: Norton, E.C.
    Extent: 9 boxes (7 document boxes, 2 short document boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains documents relating to Edwin Clarence Norton, the first Dean of Pomona college. Norton served as Dean from 1893 until his retirement in 1926, but was active at the college since 1888. These papers contain autobiographical materials, speeches, correspondence, and other materials relating to Norton's life and especially his time at Pomona College and in the Claremont area.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Norton (E.C.) Papers (H.Mss.0580). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

    Provenance / Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Katherine N. Benner, E.C. Norton's daughter. Donated to Pomona College in 1960, and acquired by Special Collections in 1993.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Infomation

    This collection was minimally processed, with all materials kept in their original order. Items were rehoused in archival folders and boxes. Materials too large for a standard folder, such as journals and magazines, were placed in their own document boxes.

    Biographical / Historical

    Edwin Clarence Norton has the distinction of serving as the first Dean of Pomona College, a position he held from 1893 until his retirement from the school in 1926. Norton first came to Pomona College in 1888 as a professor of Greek and the principal of the Preparatory Department. A graduate of Amhearst College and Yale University, Norton stayed in touch with his fellow graduates, corresponding often. Norton's memory is honored through Pomona College's 'Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics' faculty position.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains autobiographical and biographical notes, correspondence written as Dean of Pomona College, speeches and addresses given by Norton, photographs, correspondence by and about his Amhearst colleagues, and various clippings. Notable materials include a handwritten geneology for the Norton family that traces back to the time of William the Conqueror,and Norton's autobiography.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection is organized at the file level. Original order has been maintained.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

    Subject Terms

    Pomona College -- Archives
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) -- Administration
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) -- Faculty
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) -- History

    Genre and Form of Materials

    Speeches, addresses, etc.