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Armstrong on the Home Front: Post War 1945-1950s

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

Chapter four of From the Mansion to the University

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 sources/voices are missing from the resources found here?

Minutes of Commission Meeting, February 18, 1948. Armstrong Junior College Commission Record Books. November 21, 1935-July 21, 1980.

Bibliography of information resources on this page

The 'Geechee. Savannah, Ga.:  Armstrong College. 1946, 1947,1948, 1949.

Minutes of Commission Meeting, February 18, 1948.  Armstrong Junior College Commission Record Books. November 21, 1935-July 21, 1980.University Archives. Lane Library, Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Turtle Times [newsletter] November 7, 1947. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Inkwell: Armstrong Junior College. April 1947. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Revolute (1945-1946) University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Davis, Harriet. “Guidance Center Puts Round pegs into Round Holes: Armstrong Offers Invaluable Service to Community” Undated news clipping.  Also,  “Armstrong Junior College Bulletin of Evening Classes 1947-1948.” Spencer Collection.  Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Killorin, Joseph to Foreman Hawes. Letter.  Ashmore records. Box 23a file 13. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

Speech on Southern Conference for Human Welfare.  Submitted by Frank W. Spencer, Armstrong Junior College-Student Forum. January 27, 1948. Spencer Papers. Lane Library. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.

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. 

Inkwell April 1947

Prof. Killorin's two page letter of application

Turtle Times November 7 1947

Armstrong Junior College Bulletin of Evening Classes 1947-1948

Armstrong, post-War (1946-1949)

Your mission: What was life like at Armstrong immediately after the war? How did Armstrong prepare for the post-War period?  Many students were veterans returning from War. Search for the vocies of student-vets in the documents, what do you hear from them?  How did the school prepare for and respond to their needs? How might their experience compare with current students who are returning from military service?