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V-12 Program (United States Department of the Navy) Records

Call Number: UA213

Scope and Contents

This collection contains student index cards from the V-12 program, photographs, and subject files. Tufts University's Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is one significant topic in this collection.


  • 1941 -- 1980


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Navy V-12 Program was established in 1942 as part of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps to provide accelerated officer training at American colleges and universities in support of the war effort. During its existence at Tufts, more than 4,000 officers received their training on the Medford campus. Students enrolled in the program were able to complete their college studies, supplemented with special military training prior to being commissioned in the navy. The School for War Service was organized to administer the naval programs.


4.13 Linear Feet (9 boxes)


This collection is organized into two series: V-12 student index cards and Unprocessed accessions.

Custodial History

This UA collection was created in February 2011 to house V-12 records (so-called School of War card indices) found in the locked basement vault of Ballou Hall in the summer of 2010 and an unprocessed box of records previously cataloged under MS029 (V-12 memorabilia). The V-12/School of War grade sheets remain in UA072. Susanne Belovari, Archivist for Reference and Collections

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.
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Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States