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Army War Work Course Schedule (1918)

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Army War Work Course Schedule (1918)
A small card with the army war work course schedule held at the International YMCA College, now Springfield College, in 1918. One side has the days event with the time and the other side has the rules for tardiness or missing appointments.
Springfield College
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Armed Forces Collection a
World War, 1914-1918
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
International Young Men's Christian Association College
International Young Men's Christian Association
War Work
Schedules (Time plans)
2 Pages
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The document is from a bound volume of materials on War Work done by Springfield College during World War I. The volume was disbound for preservation and access concerns. The training of war work secretaries and physical education directors were important contributions to the war effort by Springfield College. The YMCA provided canteen services at the invitation of the US government and raised more than 150 million dollars (equivalent to 2.7 billion dollars in 2014) in order to comply with the request. This kind of work was not new to the YMCA which provided similar services during the Spanish American War.
Document was disbound from "War work courses in the great war: 1917-1918" The binding was sewn together and glued. Each string was cut with a razor blade. The edges are intact and the placement of stitches are visible. Each page or booklet was individually lifted out of the binding;