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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the University of Texas and Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records, 1940-1944



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin.; United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration
Title: University of Texas and Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records
Dates: 1940-1944
Abstract: The University of Texas Civilian Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records contain correspondence, enrollment and insurance forms, contractor certificates, ground school examinations, vouchers, receipts, and reports from the Civilian Pilot Training Program at UT from 1940 to 1944.
OCLC No.: 849513693
Extent: 5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1940, in preparation for American entry into World War II, the U.S. military expanded the Civilian Pilot Training Program to hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities in order to train military personnel. With federal funds from the Civilian Aeronautical Administration, the University of Texas at Austin was one of many Texas colleges that prepared students for entry into both the Army and Navy Air Corps with the completion of ground school and flight training. Mechanical engineering Professor Venton L. Doughtie served as the coordinator of the specialized training program at UT. The program was taken over by the Army and Navy in December 1942. The program ended in March 1944.

Sources:

Fowler, Wallace T. "Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics: University of Texas at Austin – A Brief History." In Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight, edited by Barnes McCormick et al., 87-88. Virginia: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004.

V. R. Cardozier, "HIGHER EDUCATION," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/khhxr), accessed May 30, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The University of Texas Civilian Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records contain correspondence, enrollment and insurance forms, contractor certificates, ground school examinations, vouchers, receipts, and reports from the Civilian Pilot Training Program at UT from 1940 to 1944.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Civilian Pilot Training Program (U.S.)
United States. Army Air Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration
United States. Navy -- Airmen -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas at Austin. Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service -- Archives.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Education and the war.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the Texas War Records Collection, 1916-1919, 1940-1951, Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records, 1941-1945, 1960-1986, and World War II Soldiers’ Collections, 1941-1945.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT and Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records, 1940-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, May 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Q464 (3417358) Civilian Pilot Training: Correspondence, insurance, enrollment forms, contractor certificates, 1940-1944
Ground School ratings, attendance reports, correspondence, examinations, 1941-1942
Master records, 1942
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4Q465 (3417507) Correspondence, vouchers, receipts, 1943-1944
Master records, 1942-1944
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4Q466 (3417518) Correspondence, vouchers, receipts, 1943-1944
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4Q467 (3419160) Correspondence, vouchers, receipts, 1942-1943
Weekly report to Odell, 1942-1943
Certificates of compliance, 1943-1944
Civilian Pilot Training: Correspondence, vouchers, receipts, 1940-1942; Weekly ground school reports, (Sessions 43-C, 43-E, 43-F, 43-G, 43-H, 43-I, 44-A, 44-B), 1941-1943
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4Q468 (3419171) Civilian Pilot Training: Weekly ground school reports, (Sessions 44-C, 44-D. 44-E, 44-F, 44-G, 44-H, 44-I, 44-J, 44-K), 1943-1944

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