School for War Veterans records, 1942-1948


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0.25 cubic ft.

An administrative mechanism called the School for War Veterans was created in 1943-44 to handle returning servicemen. A Veterans Center was established in Braker Hall, and Professor Arthur Leighton became its head. Among his tasks was the advising of returnees and the evaluating of their educational plans as they became eligible for federal aid under Public Law 346 (the so-called G.I. Bill of Rights) and Public Law 16, for disabled veterans. The School for War Veterans ceased to exist under that name after the war was over, but the reception center for veterans continued, with a peak of activity in 1946-47. It also kept the records of students registered under the Selective Service System.

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