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Army Specialized Training Program Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0738

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course descriptions, curricula, and other materials documenting the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Tennessee between 1943 and 1945. Each of the student records are entered on Form No. 831 and show the student's full name, army serial number, home address, date of birth, classes taken, and grades earned.

Dates

  • 1943-1945 January 2

Conditions Governing Access

The student records and correspondence in this collection are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not open to the public. Researchers wishing to access them must contact Special Collections for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course descriptions, curricula, and other materials documenting the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Tennessee between 1943 and 1945. Each of the student records are entered on Form No. 831 and show the student's full name, army serial number, home address, date of birth, classes taken, and grades earned.

Biographical/Historical Note

The U.S. Army established the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) in December of 1942 in order to identify, educate, and train academically talented enlisted men as a specialized group of Army officers. It collaborated with major colleges and universities nationwide to provide selectees with a 4-year college education and a specialized Army technical training program in the space of one and a half years. The graduating officers were intended to serve in the war and to help restore civilian governments in Nazi-occupied Europe after the war ended. The Army dismantled the program in early 1944 in order to generate additional manpower for the impending Normandy invasion. As a result, the bulk of the ASTP's soldiers were assigned to infantry units and went on to fight in both the European and Pacific theaters.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480