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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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Folder 1: Navy V-12: Correspondence, 1945-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Navy V-12: Correspondence-Administrative- Naval Personnel, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Navy V-12: Correspondence, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Bulletins 2-94, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Navy V-12: Correspondence, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Bulletins 96-118, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Navy V-12: Correspondence, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Bulletins 125-199, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Navy V-12: Correspondence, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Bulletins 200-322, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Navy V-12: Blank Forms, 1941-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Navy V-12: Test Scores/ Grades, Test Scores and Student Grades RESTRICTED, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Navy V-12: Material, 2011Add to your cart.

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