Farragut College and Technical Institute records, 1946-1950  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Farragut College and Technical Institute
Title
Farragut College and Technical Institute records
Dates
1946-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 421
Summary
The records of Farragut College and Technical Institute include lists of the names of Board of Director members, school catalogs, course descriptions, and departmental class schedules.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Farragut College occupied the former site of Farragut Naval Training Center. The training center had been hurriedly built after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Located on the south shore of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho, the $75 million dollar facility was base to almost 300,000 recruits from 1942 to 1946. Named for Civil War hero, Admiral David G. Farragut, the center played an enormously important role in the deployment of troops to the Pacific Front.

At the close of WWII, the naval training camp was decommissioned. The idea of a college occupying the site led to the emergence of Farragut College and Training Institute. The institution opened its doors in 1946 offering such classes as English, history, art, psychology, mathematics, and biology. The vision was to build the college into a four-year institution. The University of Idaho worked with the college in establishing accreditation standards.

Initial registration statistics were favorable as 200 students enrolled for the fall quarter in 1946. The winter quarter of 1946 saw an increase to 1,000 students and fall 1947 saw another jump to 1,164. By the fall semester of 1948, however, enrollment plummeted to 432. With the drop in enrollment, coupled by other financial setbacks, the college closed in 1949.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of Farragut College and Technical Institute span the years 1946 to 1950. Included in the records are lists of the names of Board of Director members, school catalogs, course descriptions, and departmental class schedules.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.

Preferred Citation

Farragut College and Technical Institute records, MG 421, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  AdministrationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Farragut College history (newspaper article)
1999
1 2
Board of Directors
1948-1949
1 3
College regulations
1948-1949
1 4
Conversion from quarter to semester system
1948
1 5
Course listings for Accrediting Committee
1949
1 6
Progress reports
1948-1949
1 7
Grading standards
1946-1947
1 8
Faculty listed
1947
1 9
Statistical information
1946-1947
1 10
Courses accredited by University of Idaho
1947-1948
1 11
Accreditation reports
1946-1949
1 12
Enrollment statistics
1946-1949
1 13
Enrollment statistics
1947-1949
1 14
Enrollment summaries and graphs
1947-1949
1 15
Withdrawal statistics
1946-1948
1 16
Graduates
1949
1 17
Commencement
1949
1 18
Exam schedules
1946-1949
1 19
Copies of exams
1946-1949

Series II:  Catalogs and Courses OfferedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 20
Fall quarter
1946
1 21
Winter quarter
1947
1 22
Spring quarter
1947
1 23
Summer quarter
1947
1 24
Fall quarter
1947
1 25
Fall semester
1948
1 26
Catalog
1947-1948
1 27
Winter quarter
1948
1 28
Spring quarter
1948
1 29
Summer quarter
1948
1 30
General studies – Fall and spring
1948-1949
1 31
Spring semester
1949
1 32
Fall semester
1949-1950
1 33
Correct copies of courses
1946-1949

Series III:  DepartmentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 34
School year
1946-1947
1 35
Business Administration
1947-1949
1 36
Biological Sciences
1948-1949
1 37
Biological Sciences courses
1947-1948
1 38
Biological Sciences – Botany
1948-1949
1 39
Biological Sciences – Forestry
1947-1948
1 40
Department of Education
1947-1948
1 41
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Math
1948-1949
1 42
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Physics
1948-1949
1 43
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Chemistry
1948-1949
1 44
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Engineering
1948-1949
1 45
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Geology and Geography
1948-1949
2 46
Department of Physical Science courses
1947-1949
2 47
Department of Physical Science – Physical Education
1947-1948
2 48
Humanities and Languages – Philosophy
1947-1949
2 49
Humanities and Languages – English
1947-1949
2 50
Humanities and Languages – Foreign Languages
1947-1949
2 51
Humanities and Languages - Music
1947-1949
2 52
Division of Social Sciences
1947-1948
2 53
Division of Social Sciences
1947-1949
2 54
Division of Social Sciences – Psychology
1947-1949
2 55
Division of Social Sciences - Education
1947-1949
2 56
Division of Social Sciences – Economics
1948-1949
2 57
Division of Social Sciences – Political Science
1948-1949
2 58
Division of Social Sciences – History
1948-1949
2 59
Division of Social Sciences – Fine Arts
1947-1948
2 60
Division of Social Sciences – Sociology
1948-1949
2 61
Division of Social Sciences – Physical Education
1948-1949

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Universities and colleges -- Idaho -- Farragut Village.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Farragut College and Technical Institute (Farragut Village, Idaho).