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Bureau of Student Placement records

AC234

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA
Creator:
Princeton University. Bureau of Student Placement.
Title:
Bureau of Student Placement records
Date [inclusive]:
1940-1953
Call Number:
AC234
Extent:
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location:
mudd
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bureau of Student Placement was an administrative office at Princeton University that operated roughly from 1945 to 1953 and acted as a liaison between the various armed services and the Princeton University community. The records consist of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.
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Biography/History

The Bureau of Student Placement was an administrative office at Princeton University that operated roughly from 1945 to 1953. The Bureau acted as a liaison between the various armed services and the Princeton University community. Its activities included recommending students for officers' training, corresponding with servicemen, and distributing information about military training programs on campus such as the ROTC. The Bureau's director throughout its existence was Gordon G. Sikes '16, who was also the men's heavyweight rowing coach.

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Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2007

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2012-05-02T15:29:46.931-04:00

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Princeton University. -- Bureau of Student Placement.
  • United States. -- Marine Corps -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
  • United States. -- Navy -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Personal Name(s)
  • Sikes, Gordon Gowans, 1895-1981 -- Correspondence.
Subject(s)
  • Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance.
  • Students and war -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- College students.
  • Princeton University

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Bureau of Student Placement Records, 1940-1953. 2 Linear feet (2 boxes).

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Bureau of Student Placement Records, 1940-1953 consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

Arrangement

The files in Series 1: Bureau of Student Placement Records, 1940-1953 remain in their original order. They are organized by subject.

Marine Detachment at Princeton, 1943-1952. 2 folders.

Headquarters, 1942-1948. portion of 1 box.

299 Broadway, 1942-1943. portion of 1 box.

Screening Test for Marine Corps, 1943 February 6. portion of 1 box.

Information and Notices, 1940-1943. portion of 1 box.

Navy Orientation Course for College Administrators, 1943-1944. portion of 1 box.

Mr. Gordon G. Sikes, 1942-1943. portion of 1 box.

Applications, 1940-1945. portion of 1 box.

Inquiries: Princeton Marine Corps School, 1943. portion of 1 box.

Training Course and Quantico, 1942-1943. portion of 1 box.

Army and Navy Plans for Colleges and for College Students, 1942. portion of 1 box.

Philadelphia, 1942-1943. portion of 1 box.

Orders Headquarters and Nassau Hall, 1941-1943. portion of 1 box.

Army Specialized Training Program, 1942-1945. portion of 1 box.

Air Forces, 1942-1946. portion of 1 box.

33 Pine Street, 1942-1945. portion of 1 box.

Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 1946. portion of 1 box.

Navy, 1941-1946. 2 folders.

United States Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, 1942-1945. portion of 1 box.

American Field Service, 1943. portion of 1 box.

"G.I. Bill of Rights" (Mr. Finch), 1944-1946. portion of 1 box.

United States Marine Corps Reserve: Letters from Men in Service, 1943-1953. 3 folders.

United States Marine Corps Reserve: Lists, 1943-1945. 2 folders.

United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1943. portion of 1 box.

Navy Separation Reports, 1943-1945. portion of 1 box.

Marine Corp Schools, 1943-1944. portion of 1 box.

United States Marine Corp Detachment: Gizmo Naval Training Unit, Princeton University, 1943. portion of 1 box.

United States Naval Training School, 1943. portion of 1 box.

United States Marine Corps Reserve: Marine Aviation, 1943. portion of 1 box.

Transcripts of Detachment Naval Training Unit, 1946. portion of 1 box.