ELPL Local History Collections – Veterans Day

1st LT. Alston G. Penfold Anti Tank Co. 9th Inf. Europe
1st LT. Alston G. Penfold Anti Tank Co. 9th Inf. Europe

In celebration of Veterans Day we took a look at our local history archives and found a great trove of photos from the M.S.C. Dairy Department circa World War II.  

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, MSC created a summer school program so that students could finish their degrees within two years and move on to serve. New interdisciplinary classes and training programs were imposed to ready the enlisted youth and faculty (nearly 6,200 at the start) for service. Professors believed the soldiers of MSC needed a rounded education to be entirely prepared- after physical training the students were taught foreign languages, map making and aerial photography skills, and geopolitics.

See the full photo gallery on Flickr., opens a new window

Read more about the origin and history of M.S.C. 

Many thanks to Gary Buckberry, the library's Local History Volunteer, for digitizing all these remarkable photos and researching the history of the M.S.C.

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