World War II Military Program File, 1941-1943
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Brief Description: World War II Military Program File concerning higher education and national defense during World War II, including selective service documents showing military induction scheduling for Illinois men and newspaper articles showing the role of "Illini and the war."  Chief correspondents include President Arthur C. Willard, Dean Fred Turner, Military Band Director Austin A. Harding, and Army Air Corps General Harold H. Arnold.  The National Association of Deans and Advisors of Men published a newsletter, NADAM, which was circulated on college campuses.  Among the military bulletins are statements from Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War.  Civil Service, Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marines, Maritime Commission, Navy and Army/Army Air Corps circulars promoted recruitment and military training for University students.
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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/1/15
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Student Affairs
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963
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Arrangement: Topical
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Student Affairs :

<p class='main'>In September of 1943, the Office of the Dean of Students was created, with the Dean being directly responsible to the President of the University.<a href='#ftn1'><sup>1</sup></a> The Dean acted as the "unifying and coordinating officer in charge of all agencies interested in the student's physical well-being, both in living quarters and personally in social and recreational activities, and in the cultural level of all phases of student life outside the classroom."<a href='#ftn2'><sup>2</sup></a></p>

<p class='main'>The Dean of Students unified several independent offices that were concerned with the student welfare on the Urbana-Champaign campus. These offices included: the Dean of Men; the Dean of Women; the University Health Service; McKinley Hospital; hospitalization and medical care for students and the Division of Student Housing.<a href='#ftn3'><sup>3</sup></a></p>

<p class='main'>The Dean acted as advisor and coordinator for all boards administering extracurricular activities, except the Athletic Association, Alumni Association and University of Illinois Foundation.<a href='#ftn4'><sup>4</sup></a> The Dean supervised social, educational and cultural programs offered by the Illini Union and residence halls. The Dean was the administrative officer for the Senate Committee on Student Affairs and served in an advisory capacity to the Senate Committee and Sub-Committee on Student Discipline.<a href='#ftn5'><sup>5</sup></a></p>

<p class='main'>In September, 1967, the Office of the Dean of Students was reorganized. The Dean of Men became the Dean of Student Programs and Services. The Dean of Women became the Dean of Personnel and the Dean of Women.<a href='#ftn6'><sup>6</sup></a> On October 18, 1972, the Board of Trustees combined the positions of Vice Chancellor for Campus Affairs and the Dean of Students.<a href='#ftn7'><sup>7</sup></a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn1'>1.�  Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 42nd Report, August 31, 1943, p. 495.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn2'>2.�  Annual Register, 1943-44, p. 107.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn3'>3.�  Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 42nd Report, August 31, 1943, p. 495.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn4'>4.�  Ibid.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn5'>5.�  Ibid.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn6'>6.�  Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 54th Report, September 20, 1967, p. 711.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn7'>7.�  Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 57th Report, October 18, 1972, p. 91.</a></p>

Subject Index
Army, United States
Dean of Students
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Association of Deans and Advisers of Men
Reserve Officers Training Corps
World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War II - Service and Training
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]