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Navy V-12 Berea College Collection, 1943-2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Navy V-12 Berea College Collection, 1943-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1943-1945

ID: RG 11/11.05

Primary Creator: Berea College

Other Creators: United States -- Bureau of Naval Personnel

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Lions Club (Berea, Ky.) -- History., Navy V-12 Program (U.S.) -- History., United States -- Bureau of Naval Personnel, World War, 1914-1918 -- Military life

Languages: English

Abstract

During the advent of World War II, the U.S. Navy turned to liberal arts colleges to provide a basiceducation for their recruits.  Between July 1, 1943, and June 30, 1946, more than 125,000 individualswere enrolled in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which was offered in 131 colleges and universities throughout the United States. The purpose of the V-12 program was to grant bachelor'sdegrees to future officers from both the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps.Berea College took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to anavy commission.  Berea College and the University of Louisville were the only institutions in Kentuckythat had V-12 students. Berea played host to 790 Navy V-12ers. About 40 of them returned after thewar to complete degrees.During their time at Berea, most V-12ers were housed in Blue Ridge, Howard and Cumberland Halls.Among the innovations they brought to Berea were dances (other than country dancing) and mixedswimming.  The V-12ers also dominated Berea’s basketball, track and judo teams. Some of the navypersonnel that served as coaches were Chiefs Leonard Pickett, Sam Fox, Ed Petro, Jake H. Moser andCharles Cummings.Navy V-12 reunions continue to be hosted at Berea.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is comprised of records of the Navy V-12 program at Berea College during WWII.  Included in the collection is the contract signed between the Us Navy and Berea College, enrollment records, activity and regulation reports, grade and curriculum reports, correspondence, Bulletins, and reunion materials and photographs.

Subject/Index Terms

Lions Club (Berea, Ky.) -- History.
Navy V-12 Program (U.S.) -- History.
United States -- Bureau of Naval Personnel
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military life

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Federal copyright regulations apply.  Cite all information.  Some items may be restricted if they contain personal information.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], RG 11.05: Navy V-12 Berea College Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was created in October 2015.  The box list was completed by student assistant archivist Janea Quinland.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Navy V-12 Program descriptions, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Navy V-12: General Information about the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Navy V-12: Contract between Berea College and U.S. Navy, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Navy V-12: Financial Information, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Navy V-12: Enrollment, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Navy V-12: Regulations, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Navy V-12: Campus Events, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Navy V-12: Student Transfer Records, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Navy V-12: Weekly Change of Status Report, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Navy V-12: Reunion, 1953-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Navy V-12: Academic Curriculum, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Navy V-12: Lecture Notes-History 250-Naval HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Navy V-12: Class Attendance, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Navy V-12: Scheduling and schedules, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Navy V-12: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Navy V-12: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Navy V-12: Correspondence regarding Selective Service and Navy Reserve Corp, 1941 - 1942Add to your cart.
Icludes application forms and schedules

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