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Series V: Instruction and Training, 1916-1923

Series V consists of correspondence, enrollment cards, and general information on the various efforts by the University to train and instruct students for entry into the war. Included are folders on the Columbia Battalion as well as war-related courses and the war topography course syllabi . The folder "Columbia Battalion" contains mostly correspondence regarding preparation for the presentation of both the American flag and the Battalion flag to the Battalion on May 29, 1917. The folder also contains correspondence on the formation of the Battalion.

Subseries V.1: General, 1917-1923

Contains general information on Columbia University's efforts to introduce and instruct students for engagement in the war.

Columbia Battalion,
1917

Box 5
Folder 10
Columbia University Naval Unit, 1917-1918
Box 5
Folder 11
Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1917-1923
Box 5
Folder 12
Signal Corps School of Photography, 1918-1919
Box 5
Folder 13
United States Navy Gas Engine School--L.V. Hagman Notes, circa
1918
Box 5
Folder 14
United States School of Military Cinematography,
1918
Box 5
Folder 15
War Related Courses Offered at Columbia University, 1917-1919
Box 5
Folder 16
War Topography Course--Notes, Syllabi and Related Materials, circa
1917
(2 Folders)

Box 6
Folder 1 to 2

Subseries V.2: Student Army Training Corps, 1918

Consists of correspondence, which appears to be from the Office of the Secretary regarding the SATC as well as course information. Correspondence is filed alphabetically by surname. See also the oversized folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Student Army Training Corps" for advertising posters and schedules of courses.

Correspondence
A through Claxton,
1918
Box 6
Folder 3
Committee on Education and Special Training,
1918
Box 6
Folder 4
F through MacCain,
1918
Box 6
Folder 5
MacLaurin,
1918
Box 6
Folder 6
Man through W,
1918
(2 Folders)
Box 6
Folder 7 to 8
Course on Issues of the War,
1918
Box 6
Folder 9
Course on Issues of the War--Catalog of Books Used and Outline,
1918,
undated
(2 Folders)

Box 7
Folder 1 to 2
General Information,
1918,
undated
Box 7
Folder 3

Subseries V.3: Training Corps for Officers, 1916-1917

Contains enrollment cards, which have valuable information on trainees. Also included are files for resignations, transfers, and assignments, arranged alphabetically by surname.

Assignments and Transfers, 1916-1917,
undated
Box 7
Folder 4
Enrollment Cards--A through F,
1917
(3 Folders)
Box 7
Folder 5 to 7
Enrollment Cards--G through R,
1917
(5 Folders)

Box 8
Folder 1 to 5
Enrollment Cards--S through Z,
1917
(2 Folders)

Box 9
Folder 1 to 2
General Correspondence,
1917,
undated
Box 9
Folder 3
General Information,
1917,
undated
Box 9
Folder 4
Lists,
1917,
undated
Box 9
Folder 5
Resignations,
1917
Box 9
Folder 6

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