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School for War Veterans Records

 Collection
Call Number: UA174

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, new releases, clippings, and brochures about the School for War Veterans.

Dates

  • 1942 -- 1948

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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

An administrative mechanism called the School for War Veterans was created in 1943-44 to handle returning servicemen. A Veterans Center was established in Braker Hall, and Professor Arthur Leighton became its head. Among his tasks was the advising of returnees and the evaluating of their educational plans as they became eligible for federal aid under Public Law 346 (the so-called G.I. Bill of Rights) and Public Law 16, for disabled veterans. The School for War Veterans ceased to exist under that name after the war was over, but the reception center for veterans continued, with a peak of activity in 1946-47. It also kept the records of students registered under the Selective Service System.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement

This collection is organized into one series: School for War Veterans.

Custodial History

The material was originally collected by Russell Miller, University Historian.

Processing status

This collection is processed.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

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