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University of Tennessee Aviation Cadets Collection

Identifier: AR-0795

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of photographs, booklets, and other materials collected from the University of Tennessee Institute of Aviation during 1943 and 1944. There are eight issues of Air Scoop, the Air Force cadet newspaper; two issues of Vol Plane; the Cadet Training Detachment (CTD) information booklet; one copy of Air Force special orders #14; and several photographs documenting student life. In folder 6 there is a VHS tape entitled Our Life and Time in Knoxville, Tenn. The cassette was made by Joe Koch, a former UT Knoxville air force cadet.


  • 1943-1944

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection consists of photographs, booklets, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee Aviation Cadet Program during 1943 and 1944.

Biographical/Historical Note

The training of future pilots had already begun on the campus in 1940, under the provisions of the Civilian Training Pilot Act of 1939, and this continued under the administration of the College of Engineering. Students were given both ground and flight training in an accelerated victory program designed to train students for wartime service.


Collection consists of 6 folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2816.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections on July 18, 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA