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Armstrong on the Home Front: Reflection

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

From 1943 Geechee

"Geechee business staff" cropped photograph from p. 37 of The Geechee, 1943. 

Reflect on Armstrong as Home Front

Select two-three primary sources from this guide, read them to hear the "voice" of Armstrong students and faculty from during the war years.  In your own words describe what you learn from these sources.

Some questions to consider.  What was life like for Armstrong students and or faculty during this time?  What did they do for fun? What were they concerned about? How did the War impact students and faculty?  How did it impact Armstrong as an institution? In what ways did Armstrong contribute to the war effort?  

Reflect on the information sources, research process

Name the main secondary source found on this site; the scholarly study of Armstrong's history.  Who wrote it? When was it written? Who published the source? How does it relate to the primary sources digitized here and records found in the University Archives? 

Which primary sources did you select? Provide a citaton to each and reflect a bit on why you chose each source.  What type of source is it (e.g. photograph, newspaper, minutes of meeting?)  What can this type of source tell you about the period? And, and what does it NOT tell you? 

What voices/information sources are missing?  Imagine a set of ideal resources, these would enable you to learn more about this period and get a better picture.  What might these information resources be? 

Imagine selecting records to add to a time capsule of your experience as a student at Armstrong, to be opened 80 years from now. What records, artifacts from today would you select for the time capsule?  What records capture our ideas, worries, hopes, aspirations to pass on to later generations? Who's voices are easiest to hear in these records? Who's voices are more difficult to hear, capture in the records?