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Northwestern University Midshipmen's School Association

Identifier: 46/3

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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.


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


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There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


5.00 Boxes

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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.

Guide to the Northwestern University Midshipmen's School Association Records
Julie Kliegman
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US