Columbia University Archives

Columbia University in World War I Collection, 1914-1970

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.

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Subseries V.1: General, 1917-1923

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

Box 5 Folder 10 Columbia Battalion, 1917

Box 5 Folder 11 Columbia University Naval Unit, 1917-1918

Box 5 Folder 12 Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1917-1923

Box 5 Folder 13 Signal Corps School of Photography, 1918-1919

Box 5 Folder 14 United States Navy Gas Engine School--L.V. Hagman Notes, circa, 1918

Box 5 Folder 15 United States School of Military Cinematography, 1918

Box 5 Folder 16 War Related Courses Offered at Columbia University, 1917-1919

Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 War Topography Course--Notes, Syllabi and Related Materials, circa, 1917, (2 Folders)

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.


Box 6 Folder 3 A through Claxton, 1918

Box 6 Folder 4 Committee on Education and Special Training, 1918

Box 6 Folder 5 F through MacCain, 1918

Box 6 Folder 6 MacLaurin, 1918

Box 6 Folder 7 to 8 Man through W, 1918, (2 Folders)

Box 6 Folder 9 Course on Issues of the War, 1918

Box 7 Folder 1 to 2 Course on Issues of the War--Catalog of Books Used and Outline, 1918, undated, 1918, undated, (2 Folders)

Box 7 Folder 3 General Information, 1918, undated, 1918, undated

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.

Box 7 Folder 4 Assignments and Transfers, 1916-1917, undated, 1916-1917, undated

Box 7 Folder 5 to 7 Enrollment Cards--A through F, 1917, (3 Folders)

Box 8 Folder 1 to 5 Enrollment Cards--G through R, 1917, (5 Folders)

Box 9 Folder 1 to 2 Enrollment Cards--S through Z, 1917, (2 Folders)

Box 9 Folder 3 General Correspondence, 1917, undated, 1917, undated

Box 9 Folder 4 General Information, 1917, undated, 1917, undated

Box 9 Folder 5 Lists, 1917, undated, 1917, undated

Box 9 Folder 6 Resignations, 1917