V-12 Program (United States Department of the Navy) records, 1941-1980


This collection has:

1.60 cubic ft.

The Navy V-12 Program was established in 1942 as part of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps to provide accelerated officer training at American colleges and universities in support of the war effort. During its existence at Tufts, more than 4,000 officers received their training on the Medford campus. Students enrolled in the program were able to complete their college studies, supplemented with special military training prior to being commissioned in the navy. The School for War Service was organized to administer the naval programs.

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