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Armstrong on the Home Front: Pre War 1935-1939

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

Sections from Betty Crumbley's scrapbook

Betty Crumbley's scrapbook

Chapter three of From the Mansion to the University

College Institute on Citizenship

Who is Frank Spencer and why is his correspondence in our University Archives?  Browse the guide and finding aid to Spencer's collection to learn more about Spencer's files and how they can help you understand our history. 

Murphy, Hinkley. “All Quiet on the Western Front: A Book Review.” Inkwell. March 27, 1936, 3.

"Cotton" Life. May 8 1939

In May of 1939, Armstrong Junior College coed Maree Helmken captured the sunny mood of springtime Savannah for a Life Magazine feature on cool cotton dresses.  

Geechee 1938-1940

Bibliography of information resources on this page

Bibliography of information resources on this table:

The 'Geechee. Savannah, Ga.:  Armstrong College. 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940.

Murphy, Hinkley.  “All Quiet on the Western Front: A Book Review.” Inkwell. March 27, 1936, 3.

“Cotton.” Life, May 8, 1939.

“Aviation Class Begins Actual Flying During Winter Quarter.”  Inkwell. December 15, 1939, 1.

Bulletin of Armstrong Junior College 1940-1941: A City Supported Junior College of Savannah, Georgia.

Letterman Sweater, 1939. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

“Paths to Glory” [Produced February 1940] The Scrapbook of the Savannah Playhouse of Armstrong Junior College.  University Archives. Lane Library, Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Minutes of Commission Meeting, November 28, 1940. 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. 

 

Questions for reflection

There are two types of sources on this page, primary and secondary, can you spot them? This secondary source written by an historian interprets, tells the story of Armstrong during this time period.  What is the connection, relationship of this  book to other information sources you’ve examined?  How do you define primary sources?

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 letterman’s sweater?

What sources/voices are missing from the resources found here?

“Aviation Class Begins Actual Flying During Winter Quarter.” Inkwell. December 15, 1939, 1.

"Paths to Glory" from Armstrong playhouse scrapbook. Click on left side of image to scroll

Minutes of the Armstrong Commission

Armstrong pre-War & reactions to War in Europe (1937-1940)

Your mission: Explore information resources below to  disocver what life was like at Armstrong before the War.  Any evidence of differences from the post-War period?  What did Armstrong  faculty and students think about  international relations? The War in Europe?  Can you find evdience that war was on the minds of students and faculty?  What did they think/write about war?