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University of Louisville


University of Louisville 
Archives and Records Center
Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


Embry, Charles

Materials, including a ship's book, photographs, and a ship newsletter about Embry's naval service in World War II on board the battleship Missouri at the time of the Japanese surrender, 1945.

0.25 feet


V-12 and Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

In February 1943, the University of Louisville won a United States Navy officer training unit.  After the end of World War II, the wartime V-12 Navy Training Unit at the University of Louisville was converted into a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit (NROTC).  The first students entered the program in the fall of 1946, making the University of Louisville one of the fifty-two universities in the United States to develop future officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as a part of Public Law 729.  The Naval Science Building (renamed Russell E. Dougherty Hall in 1981) was dedicated in June 1947.  The first officers through the program were commissioned in June 1950.  From 1950 through 1979, over five hundred officers were commissioned through the NROTC at University of Louisville.


V-12 and NROTC Records

  • Annual Reports. 1950-1957, 1961, 1967-1970. 0.25 feet
  • Commissioning Ceremony Programs. 1955-1978, incomplete. 0.25 feet
  • Financial files. Records of the galley and the barbershop, 1943-1944. 0.25 feet
  • Freshman handbooks. 1961-1971. 0.25 feet
  • Publications: The Navy Annual. 1945; The Buchaneer. 1951, 1952; The Masthead. 1962-1964, 1966, 1970-1971, 1973-1976; The Louisville Clipper. 1976. 0.75 feet
  • Photograph collection. 1950-1979. 1 foot
  • V-12 Banner. 1943
  • V-12 Financial files. Comptroller files on the program, 1943-1944. 1 foot
  • Navy V-12 Program Records. Correspondence, publications, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia, along with material relating to the 50th anniversary of the V-12 program in 1993, 1945-1993.  3.25 feet

V-12 and NROTC Records located within files of other University of Louisville Offices

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean: V-12 Photographs. Twenty-nine campus photographs that made up a "UofL in War," display, featuring Army and Navy specialized training units at the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the university's civilian war activities. 1.25 feet
  • Division of Institutional Services: Contracts, leases and deeds, 1923-1958. Includes contracts with the U.S. Navy regarding Officer Candidate Training, 1949-1950. 2 folders
  • Office of Development and Alumni. Tape of Navy V-12 Reunion and memorial service, October 23, 1993. 60 minutes
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: General office files, 1943-1980. Includes proposals dealing with the NROTC, 1943-1945. 0.10 feet
  • Vice President for Financial Affairs: General office files, 1964-1968. Includes accounting system and related reports for the NROTC, 1967-1969. 0.25 feet


Ward, Mike
Papers, 1994-1995

Ward represented Kentucky's Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997.  These files concern efforts to keep the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville open.

7.5 linear feet

Published: Thu Jun 26 14:01:06 EDT 2014