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Northwestern University Midshipmen's School Association

 Collection
Identifier: 46/3
The Northwestern University Midshipmen’s School Association, headed by Bob Wilch and his wife, Sandra, maintained records, produced newsletters, and arranged reunions for veterans of the Midshipmen's Training School which ran at Northwestern during World War II. Records of the Midshipmen's School Association date from 1940-2009, and include clippings, rosters, directories, and reunion information; books and memoirs; and artifacts. This collections adds to the resources in the Archives relating to military (especially naval) training programs at the University.

Dates

  • 1940-2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/06/2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Arrangement

The Records of the U.S.N.R Midshipmen’s School fill 5 boxes, and are divided into three categories: General Files, Books and Memoirs, and Artifacts.

The General Files contain various press clippings, directories from different graduating classes and correspondence regarding NUMSA reunions.

A collection of Books and Memoirs convey the experience of midshipmen and, sometimes more generally, the life of a U.S. naval officer overseas for the war. The collection includes several autobiographical accounts of their WWII experiences written by former Northwestern midshipmen.

Artifacts include a scrapbook, posters reflecting the experiences of the midshipmen, and two flags representing the navy.

Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University Archives by Sandra Wilch.
Title
Guide to the Northwestern University Midshipmen's School Association
Author
Julie Kliegman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635