A Guide to the University of Texas and Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records, 1940-1944
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.
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
UT and Civil Aeronautics Administration War Training Service Records, 1940-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff.
Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, May 2013.
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