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Finding Aid for the Engineering, Science, and Management War Training (ESMWT). Announcement and brochures. 1942-1944.
University Archives Record Series 587  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.