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Army Specialized Training Program Records, 1943-1946

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Army Specialized Training Program Records, 1943-1946

ID: RG 059

Primary Creator: Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)

Extent: 2.0 reels

Arrangement: The records consist of three series: I. Time Certificates and Payrolls, 1944-1946; II. Budgets and Expense Accounts, 1943-1944; and III. Publication, 1943.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Army Specialized Training Program Records document this World War II training program at Oregon State College. The records include time certificates and payrolls, budgets and expense accounts, and limited correspondence about the general administration of the program.

Scope and Content Notes

The Army Specialized Training Program Records document the U.S. Army's training program at Oregon State College during World War II. The bulk of the records are time certificates and payrolls and provide detailed information about the role of Oregon State College faculty as instructors in the program. The budgets and expense records include some correspondence pertaining to general administration of the program. Series III consists of a 1943 publication, Essential Facts about the Army Specialized Training Program.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Unit 3900 of the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) was established by the War Department at Oregon State College in March 1943. The program provided training for high grade technicians and specialists needed by the Army for the war effort. Most of the instruction was provided by regular Oregon State College faculty; E.B. Lemon, as Dean of Administration, was Coordinator of the ASTP for Oregon State. Enrollment peaked in the summer of 1943 with more than 1300 ASTP students at Oregon State College.

Administrative Information

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The records were acquired in the early-mid 1960s and microfilmed in 1967.

Related Materials: Additional materials pertaining to the Army Specialized Training Program are part of the College of Science Records (RG 024) and the College of Engineering Records (RG 062). Photographs of the Army Specialized Training Program are available in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) and the Clair V. Langton Papers (MSS Langton). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include several collections documenting military training at Oregon State, including the Reserve Officer Training Corps Records (RG 058), the Air Force ROTC Motion Pictures Films (FV 056), and the Students' Army Training Corps Records (RG 060).

Preferred Citation: Army Specialized Training Program Records (RG 059), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
Lemon, E. B. (Erwin Bertran) (1889-1979)

People, Places, and Topics

Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Faculty.
University History
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Schools.


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