Guide to the Naval V-12 Program Records

Collection Title: Naval V-12 Program Records
Dates: 1943-1946
Identification: 0/20/1
Creator: Naval V-12 Program
Extent: 4 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Naval V-12 program was established by the War Department on university campuses during World War II to provide the Navy with a continuous supply of officers. Northwestern's V-12 unit was formed in July, 1943. The records of the V-12 program consist of Regulation and Organization manuals, lists of faculty and their teaching loads, administrative correspondence, clippings, and various class lists and course descriptions. The material is arranged chronologically within folders.
Acquisition Information: The Naval V-12 Program records were removed from the University Archive general files as Accession # 82-15 on January 1, 1982
Processing Information: Debby Wright, January 1982.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Related Materials: See also Series 0/20/2 Military Training Programs Records, 1941-1949.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

The Naval V-12 program was established by the War Department on university campuses during World War II to provide the Navy with a continuous supply of officers. Northwestern's V-12 unit was formed in July, 1943. The course for pre-officer candidates who entered as freshmen consisted of four terms of sixteen weeks each. As freshmen, the students were required to take classes in math, English, physics, engineering, naval organization, physical training, and historical backgrounds of the war. After the first year, they specialized in one of five areas: engineering, deck, supply, medical or dental officers. Students obtained the equivalent of two years of college work in one and one-half years. Graduates of the program were sent to midshipman's school for 120 days, after which they were commissioned ensigns in the Naval Reserve. The program existed at Northwestern for three years, with the last trainees graduating on June 19, 1946. Overall, a total of 2,777 men completed Northwestern's V-12 program.

Scope and Content

The records of the V-12 program consist of Regulation and Organization manuals, lists of faculty and their teaching loads, administrative correspondence, clippings, and various class lists and course descriptions. The material is arranged chronologically within folders. The bulk of the series consists of Cost of Instructional Services for Navy V-12 Program forms. They document the costs incurred by Northwestern for classes that were part of the V-12 program. The War Department reimbursed the University for all expenses relating to V-12 instruction. Folders are arranged alphabetically by academic department and professor. Four folders of bulletins, memoranda, and orders added to Box 1 as 4 through 4d , Summer 2006.


Container List / Contents

  • Bulletins, Orders, and Memoranda
    • Navy V-12 Bulletins, #55, 140-360 (incomplete), 1943-1946Box 1, Folder 4.10
    • Executive Officers' Orders, #13-29 (incomplete), Sep. 1943-Dec. 1943Box 1, Folder 4.20
    • Special Orders #1-20 (incomplete), June 1943-Nov. 1943Box 1, Folder 4.30
    • Memoranda to V-12 Faculty, #12-36 (incomplete), Oct. 1943-Nov. 1944Box 1, Folder 4.40
    • Unnumbered memoranda, notices, bulletins, and orders, 1943-1946Box 1, Folder 4.50
    • Administration Lists, 1943-1945Box 1, Folder 5
    • Non-Tech Faculty ListsBox 1, Folder 6
    • Course Descriptions, 1943 - 1944Box 1, Folder 7
    • Class Schedules, Oct. 1943 - Mar. 1946Box 1, Folder 8
    • Navy Faculty Teaching Loads, 1943, 1945Box 1, Folder 9
    • Navy Faculty Teaching Loads, Chemistry, 1943 - 1945Box 1, Folder 10
    • Navy Faculty Teaching Loads, Geology and Geography, 1943Box 1, Folder 11
    • V-12 Special Payrolls, Sept. 1944 - Sept. 1945Box 1, Folder 12
    • Registration of Tech Students in Non-Tech Courses, 1944 - 1945Box 1, Folder 13
    • Curricula Enrollment, Nov. 1944 - July 1946Box 1, Folder 14
    • List of V-12 Students, June 1-18, 1943Box 1, Folder 15
  • Cost of Instructional Services for Navy V-12 Program
    • Anthropology: Herskovits, M.J.Box 1, Folder 16
    • Anthropology: Waterman, Richard A.Box 1, Folder 17
    • Art: Webster, J. CarsonBox 1, Folder 18
    • Astronomy: Bartlett, Thomas J.Box 1, Folder 19
    • Astronomy: Lee, Oliver J.Box 1, Folder 20
    • Chemistry; AssistantsBox 1, Folder 21
    • Chemistry; Adelson, B.H.Box 1, Folder 22
    • Chemistry; Albisetti, C.JBox 1, Folder 23
    • Chemistry; Baker, RobertBox 1, Folder 24
    • Chemistry; Becker, JeanBox 1, Folder 25
    • Chemistry; Bernard, GeorgeBox 1, Folder 26
    • Chemistry; Blaedel, WalterBox 1, Folder 27
    • Chemistry; Bordwell, FrederickBox 1, Folder 28
    • Chemistry; Collins, Clair J.Box 1, Folder 29
    • Chemistry, Dole, MalcolmBox 2, Folder 1
    • Chemistry, Evans, Ward V.Box 2, Folder 2
    • Chemistry, Frizzell, L.D.Box 2, Folder 3
    • Chemistry; Frost, ArthurBox 2, Folder 4
    • Chemistry; Gucker, Frank T.Box 2, Folder 5
    • Chemistry; Hurd, C.Box 2, Folder 6
    • Chemistry; Hussey, Allen S.Box 2, Folder 7
    • Chemistry; Kharash, NormanBox 2, Folder 8
    • Chemistry; King, L.C.Box 2, Folder 9
    • Chemistry; Klotz, IrvingBox 2, Folder 10
    • Chemistry; Lang, ElizabethBox 2, Folder 11
    • Chemistry; Lappin, GeraldBox 2, Folder 12
    • Chemistry; Marple, Paul T.Box 2, Folder 13
    • Chemistry; Moffat, JamesBox 2, Folder 14
    • Chemistry; Mold, James D.Box 2, Folder 15
    • Chemistry; Nolan, GracemaryBox 2, Folder 16
    • Chemistry; Pearson, RalphBox 2, Folder 17
    • Chemistry; Riegel, ByronBox 2, Folder 18
    • Chemistry; Rondestvedt, C.S.Box 2, Folder 19
    • Chemistry; Schmeing, C.M.Box 2, Folder 20
    • Chemistry; Selwood, P.W.Box 2, Folder 21
    • Chemistry; Smith, W.R.Box 2, Folder 22
    • Chemistry; Summerbell, RobertBox 2, Folder 23
    • Chemistry; Supple, LeeBox 2, Folder 24
    • Chemistry; Wikholm, DonBox 2, Folder 25
    • Classical Languages; Dorjahn, AlfredBox 2, Folder 26
    • Classical Languages; Highbarger, ErnestBox 2, Folder 27
    • Economics; Bell, James W.Box 2, Folder 28
    • Economics; Cady, GeorgeBox 2, Folder 29
    • Economics; Custis, VanderverBox 2, Folder 30
    • Economics; Edwards, Corwin D.Box 2, Folder 31
    • Economics; Gersting, JohnBox 2, Folder 32
    • Economics; Guyton, PercyBox 2, Folder 33
    • Economics; Hahne, E.H.Box 2, Folder 34
    • Economics; Hohman, ElmoBox 2, Folder 35
    • Economics; Jaffe; WilliamBox 2, Folder 36
    • Economics; Szatrowsky, ZenonBox 2, Folder 37
    • Economics; Young, Dallas M.Box 2, Folder 38
    • English; Cooke, KingBox 2, Folder 39
    • English; Evans, BergenBox 2, Folder 40
    • English; Faverty, FredericBox 2, Folder 41
    • English; Fink, ZeraBox 2, Folder 42
    • English; Fulghum, WalterBox 2, Folder 43
    • English; Halsband, RobertBox 2, Folder 44
    • English; Hayford, HarrisonBox 2, Folder 45
    • English; Henry, William C.Box 2, Folder 46
    • English; Howard, LeonBox 2, Folder 47
    • English; Hungerford, Edward B.Box 2, Folder 48
    • English; Johnson, FalkBox 2, Folder 49
    • English; Lang, DanielBox 2, Folder 50
    • English; Leonard, ZelmaBox 2, Folder 51
    • English; MacMinn, H.Box 2, Folder 52
    • English; McKelvey, Louis W.Box 2, Folder 53
    • English; Miller, RalphBox 2, Folder 54
    • English; Nethercot, ArthurBox 2, Folder 55
    • English; Partz, JohnBox 2, Folder 56
    • English; Prior, MoodyBox 2, Folder 57
    • English; Robets, DonaldBox 2, Folder 58
    • English; Ross, MartinBox 2, Folder 59
    • English; Samuels, ErnestBox 2, Folder 60
    • English; Shanley, J.L.Box 2, Folder 61
    • English; Workman, SamuelBox 2, Folder 62
    • Geography; Berry WilliamBox 2, Folder 63
    • Geography; Bryan, WilliamBox 2, Folder 64
    • Geography; Espenshade, EdwardBox 2, Folder 65
    • Geography; Jones, Clarence FBox 2, Folder 66
    • Geography; Powers, WilliamBox 2, Folder 67
    • Geography; Ward, B.H.Box 2, Folder 68
    • Geology; Ball, John R.Box 2, Folder 69
    • Geology; Dapples, Edward C.Box 2, Folder 70
    • Geology; Carrels, Robert N.Box 2, Folder 71
    • Geology; Hawley, Arthur S.Box 2, Folder 72
    • Geology; Williams, William PBox 2, Folder 73
    • German; Flygt, Sten C.Box 3, Folder 1
    • German, Heinle, OttoBox 3, Folder 2
    • German; Leopold, W.F.Box 3, Folder 3
    • German; Schreiber, TheodoreBox 3, Folder 4
    • German ; Spann, MenoBox 3, Folder 5
    • German; Stein, JackBox 3, Folder 6
    • History and Literature of Religions; Braden, CharlesBox 3, Folder 7
    • History; Billington, R.A.Box 3, Folder 8
    • History; Carlson, L.H.Box 3, Folder 9
    • History; Howard; D.T.Box 3, Folder 10
    • History; King, James F.Box 3, Folder 11
    • History; Miller, CharlesBox 3, Folder 12
    • History; Monroe, Charles R.Box 3, Folder 13
    • History; Murray, JohnBox 3, Folder 14
    • History; Powell, P.Box 3, Folder 15
    • History, Rockefeller, AlfredBox 3, Folder 16
    • History; Scott, Franklin D.Box 3, Folder 17
    • History; Strevey, Tracy F.Box 3, Folder 18
    • History; Thomle, IrwinBox 3, Folder 19
    • Math; Baum, PhillipBox 3, Folder 20
    • Math; Bradfield, GeorgeBox 3, Folder 21
    • Math; Broyde, SamuelBox 3, Folder 22
    • Math; Davis, HaroldBox 3, Folder 23
    • Math; Garabedian, HenryBox 3, Folder 24
    • Math; Greenville, D. GoreBox 3, Folder 25
    • Math; Hellinger, ErnstBox 3, Folder 26
    • Math; Hellmich, E.Box 3, Folder 27
    • Math; Hilderbrandt, E.H.C.Box 3, Folder 28
    • Math; Lawmill, S.J.Box 3, Folder 29
    • Math; Lence, Richard H.Box 3, Folder 30
    • Math; Lonseth, ArvidBox 3, Folder 31
    • Math; Mills, CharlesBox 3, Folder 32
    • Math; Moulton, B.J.Box 3, Folder 33
    • Math; Olson, F.C.W.Box 3, Folder 34
    • Math; Reid, William T.Box 3, Folder 35
    • Math; Reynolds, RobertBox 3, Folder 36
    • Math; Rohner, TraugottBox 3, Folder 37
    • Math; Simmons, Harvey H.Box 3, Folder 38
    • Math; Stanton, HelenBox 3, Folder 39
    • Math; Street, Alan T.Box 3, Folder 40
    • Math; Wall, Hubert S.Box 3, Folder 41
    • Math; Wescott, MasonBox 3, Folder 42
    • Math; Wolf, RichardBox 3, Folder 43
    • Philosophy; Howard, Delton TBox 3, Folder 44
    • Philosophy; Morris, BertramBox 3, Folder 45
    • Philosophy; Schaub, E.L.Box 3, Folder 46
    • Philosophy; Schilpp, Paul ABox 3, Folder 47
    • Physical Education; Abbot, ElizabethBox 3, Folder 48
    • Physical Education; DeCook, Harry B.Box 3, Folder 49
    • Physical Education; Kranz, LeonBox 3, Folder 50
    • Physical Education; Perterson, WilliamBox 3, Folder 51
    • Physical Education; Ryan, EdwardBox 3, Folder 52
    • Physical Education; Wilson, GeorgeBox 3, Folder 53
    • Physics; Abbitt, W.H.Box 3, Folder 54
    • Physics; Abt, HeomutBox 3, Folder 55
    • Physics; Bockstahler, L.I.Box 3, Folder 56
    • Physics; Brentano, J.C.M.Box 3, Folder 57
    • Physics; Froula, H.C.Box 3, Folder 58
    • Physics; Knopf, W.C.Box 3, Folder 59
    • Physics; Overbeck, ClarenceBox 3, Folder 60
    • Physics; Peck, EdsonBox 3, Folder 61
    • Physics; Platt, JohnBox 3, Folder 62
    • Physics; Rezny, AdrianBox 4, Folder 1
    • Physics; Spence, B.B.Box 4, Folder 2
    • Physics; VanDeusen, A.Box 4, Folder 3
    • Political Science; Colegrove, KennethBox 4, Folder 4
    • Political Science; Dillon, MaryBox 4, Folder 5
    • Political Science; Dimock, MarshallBox 4, Folder 6
    • Political Science; Ferguson, LeroyBox 4, Folder 7
    • Political Science; Lardner, L.Box 4, Folder 8
    • Political Science; McDarmid, JohnBox 4, Folder 9
    • Political Science; Posey, RollinBox 4, Folder 10
    • Political Science; Stanton, John W.Box 4, Folder 11
    • Political Science; Stokes, William S.Box 4, Folder 12
    • Psychology; Anderson, C.V.Box 4, Folder 13
    • Psychology; French, R.L.Box 4, Folder 14
    • Psychology; Giles, WilliamBox 4, Folder 15
    • Psychology; Gilliland, Adam R.Box 4, Folder 16
    • Psychology; Humphreys, Lloyd G.Box 4, Folder 17
    • Psychology; Hunt, WA.Box 4, Folder 18
    • Psychology; Kleemeir, R.W.Box 4, Folder 19
    • Psychology; Lovell, GeorgeBox 4, Folder 20
    • Psychology; Morgan, John B.Box 4, Folder 21
    • Psychology; Reynolds, BradleyBox 4, Folder 22
    • Psychology; Seashore, R.H.Box 4, Folder 23
    • Psychology; Swan, Robert D.Box 4, Folder 24
    • Psychology; Thompson, ClaudeBox 4, Folder 25
    • Psychology; VanDusen, A.D.Box 4, Folder 26
    • Psychology; Webb, Louis W.Box 4, Folder 27
    • Psychology; Wright, Herbert F.Box 4, Folder 28
    • Psychology; Wyatt; R.Box 4, Folder 29
    • Psychology; Yarcorzinski, GeorgeBox 4, Folder 30
    • Romance Languages; Alvir, JohnBox 4, Folder 31
    • Romance Languages; Engerrand, G.H.Box 4, Folder 32
    • Romance Languages; Firth, JohnBox 4, Folder 33
    • Romance Languages; Hocking, EltonBox 4, Folder 34
    • Romance Languages; Leslie, J.K.Box 4, Folder 35
    • Romance Languages: Paul, JosephBox 4, Folder 36
    • Romance Languages; Place, E.B.Box 4, Folder 37
    • Romance Languages; Roche, Alphonse V.Box 4, Folder 38
    • Romance Languages; Starr, WilliamBox 4, Folder 39
    • Romance Languages; Woodford, ArcherBox 4, Folder 40
    • Sociology; Bailey, William L.Box 4, Folder 41
    • Sociology; Byron; WilliamBox 4, Folder 42
    • Sociology; Eliot, T.D.Box 4, Folder 43
    • Sociology; Mowrer, E.B.Box 4, Folder 44
    • Sociology; Resnik, William C.Box 4, Folder 45
    • Zoology; Balamuth, WilliamBox 4, Folder 46
    • Zoology; Bennington, Nelville 4 & Zoology; Brown, F.A.Box 4, Folder 47
    • Zoology; Buchanan, J. WilliamBox 4, Folder 49
    • Zoology; Hinton, TaylorBox 4, Folder 50
    • Zoology; Park, OrlandoBox 4, Folder 51
    • Zoology; Turner, C. DonnellBox 4, Folder 52
    • Zoology; Turner, C. L.Box 4, Folder 53
    • Zoology; Wolfson, AlbertBox 4, Folder 54
  • Clippings, March 5, 1943-1945Box 1, Folder 1
  • Regulation and Organization ManualsBox 1, Folder 2
  • Administrative Correspondence, Jan. 1943 - Jan.1946Box 1, Folder 3