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Student War Council of Northwestern University Records

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/24
The records of the Student War Council of Northwestern University include its constitution, 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 fatigue at Fort Sheridan, and sailors and marines at Great Lakes Naval Station late in the war.

Dates

  • 1941-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

0.50 Boxes

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 its constitution, the constitution of the Illinois Collegiate War Council, and minutes and committee reports of the Student War Council of Northwestern University (1941-1944).

Arrangement

The records of the Student War Council of Northwestern University are contained in a series of topical folders.

Method of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

Patricia Cloud, November 7, 1986.
Title
Guide to the Student War Council of Northwestern University Records
Author
Patricia Cloud
Date
07/11/1986
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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