Northwestern

Student War Council of Northwestern University Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
31/6/24

Dates

  • 1941-1945 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.50 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The records include the constitution of the Student War Council of Northwestern University, as well as the constitution of the Illinois Collegiate War Council, of which the Student War Council of Northwestern University was a member. Minutes of the Student War Council of Northwestern University (1941-1944) are included, as well as committee reports. Of particular interest are files on “defense courses,” offerred by Northwestern University, beginning as early as December 10, 1941, and including a class on internal combustion engines for ambulance drivers, as well as a course on knitting. Reports of the “Junior Hostesses” Committee reflect on the condition of soldiers, many of whom were suffering from battle fatigues at Fort Sheridan and sailors and marines at Great Lakes Naval Station late in the war.

  • Abstract

    The Student War Council of Northwestern University was founded in the summer of 1941, and began its activities immediately following the outbreak of World War II. The records include the constitution of the Student War Council of Northwestern University, the constitution of the Illinois Collegiate War Council, and minutes and committee reports of the Student War Council of Northwestern University (1941-1944).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Separated from Northwestern University Archives General files as Accession #86-226, November 7, 1986.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Patricia Cloud, November 7, 1986.

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