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ASF Training Program Glass Slide Negatives,

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0800

  • Staff Only

This collection contains glass slides from the Army Service Forces Training program. The Army Service Forces were created from existing services in 1942 alongside the Army Air Forces and the Army Ground forces as a result of trying to minimize the number of separate entities that were reporting to General George Marshall, the Chief of Staff under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The A.S.F. training program took place in 1942 as a way to train all the services which were combined under the ASF heading: the Corps of Engineers, Signal Corps, Ordnance Department, Quartermaster Corps, Chemical Corps and Medical Corps. The ASF is believed to have had a part in the development of the atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Dates

  • circa 1942-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains glass slides from the Army Service Forces Training program. The Army Service Forces were created from existing services in 1942 alongside the Army Air Forces and the Army Ground forces as a result of trying to minimize the number of separate entities that were reporting to General George Marshall, the Chief of Staff under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The A.S.F. training program took place in 1942 as a way to train all the services which were combined under the ASF heading: the Corps of Engineers, Signal Corps, Ordnance Department, Quartermaster Corps, Chemical Corps and Medical Corps. The ASF is believed to have had a part in the development of the atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Army Service Forces were a component that, in combination with the Army Air Forces and the Army Ground forces, made up the Army of the United States during World War II. Created on February 28, 1942, per an executive order titled ‚ÄúReorganizing the Army and the War Department‚ÄĚ from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Army Service Forces began recruitment and training via the ASF training program starting in March of 1942. Part of the necessity for the three-part organization of the Army came from the Chief of Staff, General George Marshall, who was overwhelmed by reports from over 61 agencies and officers reporting to him at once. He, in combination with the president, decided to then divide the Army into three components, thus only having three separate entities reporting to General Marshall at one time. The Army Service Forces were comprised of six different services: the Corps of Engineers, Signal Corps, Ordnance Department, Quartermaster Corps, Chemical Corps and Medical Corps. The ASF is believed to have had a part in the development of the atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Repository Details

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

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