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Army Administration Schools Enlisted Branch No. 3 Collection

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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 50.9

Title

Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 Collection

Creator

Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

Dates

1942-1945

Extent

1.44 linear feet (2 boxes) photographs

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 Collection. UA 50.9. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Army Administration Schools trained clerks for general army administration duty in the Air Corps. This collection is composed of a history, report of a survey, and a scrapbook related to the Army Administration School on the campus of South Dakota State College during World War II. Also included is a small amount of material related to the Army Specialized Training Program.

Historical Note

The Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 at South Dakota State College was organized December 3, 1942. As the name implies, the school originally set out to train clerks for general army administration duty in the Air Corps. A total of eleven such classes were graduated. On May 19, 1943, the classification course was added. The course consisted principally of classification subjects, however, some administration subjects were included for those students also. A total of six classes were graduated from this section of the school.

The Army Administration School students enjoyed jointly all of the facilities of South Dakota State College with the college students. The Army Administration School completely occupied the Central Building, Old North Building, East Men's Hall, West Men's Hall and Wecota Annex. An exchange was maintained in East Men's Hall for the convenience of the men. The health of the command was administered by local doctors; thus releasing medical officers for other duties.

A great deal of emphasis was placed on close order drill and orderly movements of the students from class to class. Retreat parades were a weekly event and several were in honor of dignitaries who visited the campus. Open and closing exercises were held in the college auditorium for each class. The personnel of the school assisted in the fall harvest of 1943 in the surrounding farming communities of Brookings, which was facing a shortage of civilian help for harvest needs.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of a history, report of a survey, and a scrapbook related to the Army Administration School on the campus of South Dakota State College during World War II. Also included is a small amount of material related to the Army Specialized Training Program. The history of the Army Administration School at South Dakota State College includes a list of names of officers and what is believed to be participants. The report details buildings and property furnished to the Army Administration School by South Dakota State College. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, graduation programs and photographs relating to the Army Administration School at South Dakota State College. The miscellaneous material includes a program for graduation exercises of the second class of the school held in August 1943, a note card listing the number of army men on campus, and a license certificate for a pure bred stallion recorded in April 1913. The relationship of this certificate to the Army Administration School is unknown.

Key Words

Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3

Army Specialized Training Program

South Dakota State University and World War II

United States. Army Air Forces -- Administration -- Study and teaching -- South Dakota -- Brookings

World War, 1939-1945 -- Education and the war

Container List

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Army Administration Schools, Enlisted Branch No. 3 Collection Container List. UA 50.9

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Army Administration Schools Enlisted Branch No. 3 graduation exercised (program)1943
12Army Administration Schools Enlisted Branch No. 3 opening exercised (program)1942
13Army Specialized Training Program: Geography course1944
15Educational Policies Commission: Letter no. 721942
16Evaluation of Army Specialized Training Reserve Program courses1945
14History1943
17Number of Aramy men on campus1944 circa
18Report of Survey1942
2ItemScrapbook1942-1943
19Summary of replies to questionnaire on credit for AST and other Army-Navy work1945 circa

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 December 7.