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

 Collection
Identifier: 0/20/3
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.

Dates

  • 1918

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Overview

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.

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.

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).

Processing Information

Victor Thompson; October 27, 1988.
Title
Guide to the World War I: U.S. Army Training School Trainee Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Victor Thompson.
Date
1988-10-27

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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