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Engineering, Science and Management War Training papers

Identifier: 603

Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers of the ESMWT office, including budget estimates, preliminary and final proposals, enrollment summaries, papers regarding the Comptrollers office and papers of A.C. Jewett.


  • 1940-1947


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Engineering, Science and Management War Training papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

The Engineering, Science and Management War Training (ESMWT) program was established in 1940 as the Engineering Defense Training, which was later changed to Engineering, Science and Management Defense Training, and then to ESMWT. It was organized to train technical personnel quickly for war industry. Some of the courses were initiated entirely by the University of Minnesota, while others were at the specific request of individual industries. In the latter case, classes were usually restricted to employees of a particular manufacturing company and were many times held at the company headquarters.

The office was originally under the jurisdiction of the Institute of Technology but it was transferred to the General Extension Division, since courses were not confined to the Twin Cities area. Classes were organized wherever a need arose, usually being offered at the local college in the area.


8 boxes (4.0 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of the Engineering, Science and Management War Training, administered by the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

This collection was housed in the Comptroller's Office after the office of Burton J. Robertson ceased to operate, and was transferred to University Archives on December 23, 1949.

Engineering, Science and Management War Training papers, 1940-1947
Marian H. Christensen; updated by Karen Spilman
October 1950; updated July 2005
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