Guide to the World War I: U.S. Army Training School Trainee Records

Collection Title: World War I: U.S. Army Training School Trainee Records
Dates: 1918
Identification: 0/20/3
Creator: United States. Army. Training School
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series consists of U.S. Army Training School records documenting the training of individuals at Northwestern. Taking the form of pre-printed index cards or certificates completed for each student enrolled in Training School courses, the records typically include the following information: student's full name, permanent address, course and dates of study, and course rating. Also noted are ratings for aptitude in occupational categories and, occasionally, physical ratings as well as other brief remarks by the School's commanding officer.
Acquisition Information: The records have been separated from the University Archives' general reference files (Accession #88-255).
Processing Information: Victor Thompson; October 27, 1988.
Conditions Governing Access: The series may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.
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

In April, 1918, the United States government requested a number of American colleges, universities, and technical schools to offer instruction, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Army Training School, in trades and occupations useful for military service. Between April and December of that year, Northwestern University offered courses for Army inductees in woodworking, sheet metal working, and radio.

Scope and Content

This series consists of U.S. Army Training School records documenting the training of individuals at Northwestern. Taking the form of pre-printed index cards or certificates completed for each student enrolled in Training School courses, the records typically include the following information: student's full name, permanent address, course and dates of study, and course rating. Also noted are ratings for aptitude in occupational categories and, occasionally, physical ratings as well as other brief remarks by the School's commanding officer.

Arrangement of Materials

The records are arranged in two boxes alphabetically according to students' surnames.


Container List / Contents

  • A-BiBox 1, Folder 1
  • BL-CBox 1, Folder 2
  • D-EBox 1, Folder 3
  • F-GBox 1, Folder 4
  • H-KBox 1, Folder 5
  • L-MBox 2, Folder 1
  • N-QBox 2, Folder 2
  • R-SkBox 2, Folder 3
  • Sl-UBox 2, Folder 4
  • V-ZBox 2, Folder 5