Record Series 587 contains brochures and course announcements describing specialized defense industry training offered by
UCLA during World War II, including approximately 286 course announcements, 79 brochures, and 4 publications created by the
Engineering, Science, and Management War Training (ESMWT) program.
In January 1941, University of California President Robert Gordon Sproul established a University War Council (consisting
of faculty members and administrators from most campuses) to survey the resources of the University of California and to reorganize
them in anticipation of WWII. Already started at UCLA was a federally-financed program in tool engineering, supervised by
Thomas A. Watson, Assistant Professor of Mechanic Arts. In August 1941, the UCLA effort was absorbed into a nationwide program
to teach and upgrade production skills.
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