Army Specialized Training Program Materials

MC 1764

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Army Specialized Training Program
Army Specialized Training Program Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1764
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Army Specialized Training Program Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on April 13, 1994 by Jim Langford of Springdale, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Sterlyn Gately; completed in May 2009.

Preferred Form of Citation

Army Specialized Training Program (MC 1764), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Historical Sketch

The Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) was a program the military enacted during World War II from 1943-1944. The purpose of the program was to provide the army with soldiers and junior officers with highly advanced technical skills. Individuals who tested high enough were allowed to participate in the program at various universities around the country. During a three month period, they would take twenty-five credit hours. The goal was to finish four years worth of college in eighteen months. Due to a shortage of troops for the war, the program was cancelled.

Jim Langford was a part of the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He attended from June 1943 to March 1944, after which the program was disbanded. Stationed in the 99th Infantry, Langford later was sent overseas and fought in a number of skirmishes including the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he retired to Springdale, Arkansas with his wife Marie Culwell.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondences, pictures, and photocopies of pictures and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Jim Langford Memoir, 1943-1945

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence to Jim Langford from Members of Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), 1992-1995

Box 1 Folder 3

Roger V. Foehringer ASTP Photographs, 1943-1944 (Images 1-2)

Box 1 Folder 4

Furman A. Grimm ASTP Photographs, 1943-1944 (Images 3-13)

Box 1 Folder 5

Fred A. Lunden ASTP Photographs, 1943-1944 (Images 14-15)

Box 1 Folder 6

Edwin Stoch ASTP Photographs, 1943-1944 [Photocopies]


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