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Haverford "Pre-Met"-itations


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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"Pre-Met"-itations was published every few weeks by the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command (AAFTTC) Training Detatchment #26, the Pre-Meteorological Unit. The men were part of an Air Corps unit trainig and taking classes at Haverford. Their presence was approved by a faculty vote in November, 1942. The Pre-Mets, as they referred to themselves, were among several military units based at Haverford during WWII. Others came from the Army Specialized Training Program (A.S.T.P.)and included units specializing in language.

Contents include three volumes of the publication each consisting of five issues. The first issue was published on April 10, 1943. The final issue from February 12, 1944 appears to coincide with the departure of the men from Haverford. Issues of the "Pre-Met" included news about the program and those enrolled, sports reports, humor, drawings, and world news.

Arranged chronologically

The following issues were integrated into this collection on October 22, 2021:

Vol. 1 No. 3, May 8, 1943 Vol. 1 No. 4, May 29, 1943 Vol. 1 No. 5, June 14, 1943 (full issue) Vol. 2 No. 1, July 4, 1943 Vol. 2 No. 2, July 24, 1943 Vol. 2 No. 3, August 11, 1943 Vol. 3 No. 4, January 15, 1944

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020; Accruals processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, October 2021.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
November, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Box 1

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