Guide to the Records of the United States , Naval Training School (Dartmouth College ) , 1942 - 1945Manuscript DA-11

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Title:

Guide to the Records of the United States , Naval Training School (Dartmouth College ) , 1942 - 1945

Call Number:

Manuscript DA-11

Collection Dates:

1942 - 1945

Size of Collection:

37 boxes (48 linear ft.)

Abstract:

United States Naval Training School operating at Dartmouth College, 1942-1945. Collection consists of student records for men enrolled in the Navy and Marine V-12 programs, and to a lesser extent the students in the Tuck Supply Corps; curricular materials, and some administrative and financial records.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College Required for Publication or Reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Collection consists of the records of the United States Naval Training School that was located at Dartmouth College during World War II. Includes enrollment lists and statistics for students from the Navy and the Marines, student records, and material regarding the curricula for the V-12 unit. Includes inventories, bills, shipping orders, code lists, and lists of text books and other purchases for the training school. Includes material regarding the status of the Navy V-12 students at Dartmouth College and the organization of a Dartmouth Navy Alumni Association. Includes glass slides of British and American aircraft used in recognition training. Also includes a questionnaire, which was sent to staff officers, students, and students' wives, regarding housing, shopping, recreation, laundry services, and general services available to Navy personnel in Hanover, N.H. during the war

Introduction

The V-12 Navy College Training Program was established by the federal government to supplement the supply of college-educated Naval officers during World War II, which the Navy feared might decrease substantially after the lowering of the draft age to 18 in November 1942. In the spring of 1943, Dartmouth College was selected to participate in the program. The Board of Trustees established the Naval Training School (V-12) at Dartmouth as an instrument for the administration of the Navy V-12 Unit, on July 1st, 1943, to prepare enlisted men for duty as commissioned officers in the United States Naval Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve. The first Commanding Officer of V-12 Unit at Dartmouth was Captain Damon E. Cummings, USN. The V-12 program was in effect until summer term, 1945. At the end of the war, the College's Navy students received transfer orders to NROTC (Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps), which began at Dartmouth in the winter term of 1945. Since the NROTC unit would require special instruction, the Department of Naval Science and Tactics was established at the Dartmouth in June, 1945.

Related Material

V-12 student grade cards contained as a series within the records of the registrar.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 25935, Administrative Files , 1942-1945

Correspondence, publications, memos, curricular information, financial materials and academic records documenting instruction and administration of the V-12 Navy Program at Dartmouth College. Also includes biographical information on faculty.

Access Restrictions

Access to student records restricted by federal law.

Box: 2781, Dates: 1942-1945

Subject Files H - P, including housing, health service, mess, instruction, bulletins, and other publications

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2782, Dates: 1942-1945

Subject Files P - Z and A-F, including navy personnel, administration, enrollment, schedules, and convocations

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2783, Dates: 1942-1945

Administration: Regulations; bills, inventories, purchases, mostly relating to text books; time sheets.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2784, Dates: 1942-1945

Administration:Correspondence and Reports on V-12 candidates and students, student questionnaires, curriculum and administrative flow charts

Access Restrictions

May contain student records

Box Contents

  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2785, Dates: 1942-1945

Administration:Graduation certificates, administrative correspondence, Student grades and academic reports

Access Restrictions

Student records restricted

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2786, Dates: 1942-1945

Administration: Correspondence, publications and forms relating to curriculum.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2787, Dates: 1942-1945

Text book purchases for Navy courses

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2788, Dates: 1942-1945

Correspondence, bills, book list relating to Text books.

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Box: 2810, Dates: 1942-1945

Card index to Text books A-G

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Box: 2811, Dates: 1942-1945

Card index to Text books H-R

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Box: 2812, Dates: 1942-1945

Card index to Text books S-Z and misc.

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Box: 2817, Dates: ca. 1942 - 1945

Glass slides of airplanes for identification

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Series 25938, Student Files, V-12 , 1943-1946

Permanent record cards, transcripts, admissions materials, correspondence, and reports documenting selection into the Navy V-12 Program and its Marine detachment, academic performance within the program, and requests from V-12 students for transfer into Dartmouth College. Files occasionally contain some post-program information on V-12 alumni.

Access Restrictions

Access to student records restricted by federal law.

Box: 2789, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 A-Ber

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

Box Contents

  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2790, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Ber-But

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2791, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 By-Cot

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2792, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Cou-Ed

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2793, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Ef-Ga

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2794, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Ga-Harr

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2795, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Hars-Je

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2796, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Jo-Kur

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2797, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Kurz-McC

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2798, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 McD-Mi

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2799, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Mo-O'N

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2800, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 O'R-Rev

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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Box: 2801, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Rey-Sch

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2802, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Sco-Ste

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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Box: 2803, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Sti-Wag

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2804, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Wai-Wood

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2805, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12 Wooda-Z

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2806, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12, Marine, A-E

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2807, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12, Marine, F-L

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2808, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12, Marine, M-R

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

Box Contents

  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2809, Dates: 1943-1946

Student Files, V-12, Marine, S-Z; misc.

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

Box Contents

  • File listing may be available at repository.

Series 25939, V-12 Student Grades, 1943-1947

Grade Cards and grade books for students enrolled in the Navy V-12 program, its Marine detachment, and the Tuck Supply Corps Candidate School. See also Registrar's records, DA-80, Boxes 679 - 685, for V-12 grade cards.

Access Restrictions

Access to student records restricted by federal law.

Box: 2813, Dates: 1943-1947

Student Grade Cards, V-12 Tuck Supply Corps Candidate School A-M

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

Box Contents

  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2814, Dates: 1943-1947

Student Grade Cards, V-12 Tuck Supply Corps Candidate School N-Z

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2815, Dates: 1943-1945

Student Grades V-12 , 1943-1945

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 2816, Dates: 1944-1947

Student Grades V-12, 1945-1947; Marines 1944-1946

Access Restrictions

Contains student records. Student records restricted.

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Series 26196, Dartmouth Indoctrination School, 1942-1943

Card file of students enrolled in the Dartmouth Indoctrination School, and officers and ships company, a USNR program which was a precursor to the Navy V-12 Program

Box: 4094, Dates: 1942

Students, Lan - Ri

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Box: 4095, Dates: 1942

Officers, ships company; students, He - Lam

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  • File listing may be available at repository.

Box: 4096, Dates: 1942

Students, Ro - Z

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