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Armstrong on the Home Front: During the War 1939-1945

Explore the infomration sources found on this site to learn about Armstrong during World War II

Bibliography of resources found on this page

Bibliography of information resources on this page:

The 'Geechee. Savannah, Ga.:  Armstrong College. 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945.

Third Annual Session of the Armstrong College Institute of Citizenship, Savannah Georgia. February 6th and 7th 1941. Program in Spencer Papers. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. (also 1942 and 1943 programs)

“Askew Announces Speed Up Program”  Press 5-21-42. Clipping in Spencer Papers. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Rat Cap. 1944. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Bulletin of Armstrong Junior College 1942-1943: A City Supported Junior College of Savannah, Georgia.

 “Armstrong Alumni Rally to Nation’s Defense” Inkwell, May 1942, 1.

“President’s Message to the Students” Inkwell, May 1942, 2.

“Armstrong Junior College Enrollment per Quarter 1939-1943”Minutes of Commission Meeting, July 15, 1943. Armstrong Junior College Commission Record Books. November 21, 1935-July 21, 1980. University Archives. Lane Library, Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Stone, Janet D. From the Mansion to the University: A History of Armstrong Atlantic State University, 1935-2010. Savannah, GA: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2010. 

Geechee 1941-1945

AJC Enrollment by Quarter 1939-1943

“Armstrong Alumni Rally to Nation’s Defense” Inkwell, May 1942, 1.

“President’s Message to the Students” Inkwell, May 1942, 2.

Questions for reflection

One of the information sources on this page is different from the others. This secondary source written by an historian interprets, tells the story of Armstrong at this period.  What is the connection, relationship this book and the other information sources you’ve examined?

How do the Minutes of the Armstrong commission differ from The Inkwell? How are these sources similar?

What did you learn from an artifact, such the rat cap?

The information resources show here are a small selection from the University Archives. What sources/voices are missing?

Chapter three of From the Mansion to the University

"War" section starts on page 47.

“Askew Announces Speed Up Program” Press 5-21-42.

Armstrong during the War (1941-1945)

Your mission: Explore information resources below disocver what life was like at Armstrong during the War years.   What were Armsrong's contributions to the war effort? Look for evidence of the War's impact on Armstrong students, faculty and the school as a whole.