World War II subject file, 1942-2000 (bulk 1942-1946)

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gjqnc

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University.
Title: World War II subject file, 1942-2000 (bulk 1942-1946)
Call Number:Series No. 243
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box and 3 OPs)
Abstract:Collection includes materials related to Emory University’s response to the Second World War, including posters, war bonds, and memoranda, as well as documents about the V-12 military training program.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Emory Unit collection (Series 15)



Custodial History

Originally kept as subject files in Series 1000.


[after identification of item(s)], World War II subject file, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Emory University Archives Staff.

Collection Description

Administrative History

The Second World War had a number of effects on the Emory University community. In 1941 at the students’ request, the University changed its academic schedule to offer Saturday classes, allowing students to save time for a vacation before being drafted. The University also began to offer classes on war-related topics such as military law and chemical warfare. Additionally, the Emory community contributed doctors, nurses, and medical training to the war effort. The Emory Unit, also known as the 43rd General Hospital, which first served in France during the First World War, reformed in 1942 and served in Algeria and France until 1945. Emory was also home to a Navy college training program called V-12 for the pre-training of physicians until 1945. In April of 1945, a military transport ship was christened the M.S. Emory Victory in honor of Emory University’s service during the war. The ship’s bell was given to the University after it was decommissioned in 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Collection includes announcements, notices, certificates, histories, and ephemera related to the Emory University community's response and action during the Second World War. It includes a notebook containing a list of women who registered to become nurses in the Emory Unit as well as documentation of Emory's naval physician traning program, V-12.

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Organized alphabetically by subject.

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OP1 Certificate: from the United States of American War Department awarded to Columbia University for service in the Manhattan Project, 1945
OP2 Certificate: United States of America War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, awarded to Emory University for administering the 43rd General Hospital, undated
1 1 Graduate nurse applicants to Emory Unit notebook, circa 1940-1945
1 2 Navy V-12 Unit, 1943-1945
OP3 Public draft notice, circa 1948
1 3 S.S. Emory Victory, 1962-2000
1 4 War effort at Emory, 1942-1946