Northwestern

World War I: U.S. Army Training School Trainee Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0/20/3

Dates

  • 1918 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Acquisition Information

    The records have been separated from the University Archives' general reference files (Accession #88-255).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The series may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.

  • Processing Information

    Victor Thompson; October 27, 1988.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Historical Note

    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.

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