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


Title: V-12 Program (United States Department of the Navy) Records
Dates: 1941 -- 1980
Creator: Navy V-12 Program at Tufts College
Call Number: UA213
Size: 4.13 Cubic Feet, 9 boxes
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/003683
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection contains student index cards from the V-12 program, photographs, and subject files. Tufts University's Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is one significant topic in this collection.


This collection is organized into two series: V-12 student index cards and Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

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.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is partially processed.

Custodial History

This UA collection was created in February 2011 to house V-12 records (so-called School of War card indices) found in the locked basement vault of Ballou Hall in the summer of 2010 and an unprocessed box of records previously cataloged under MS029 (V-12 memorabilia). The V-12/School of War grade sheets remain in UA072. Susanne Belovari, Archivist for Reference and Collections

Series Description

  1. V-12 Student index cards, 1943 -- 1946

    This series contains student index cards from the V-12 program.

  2. Unprocessed accessions