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Rutgers In World War II

Richard P. McCormick


The story of the impact of World War II on American higher education has been all but ignored by American historians. Indeed, the only attempt at a comprehensive survey of that experience, made under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, was published as far back as 1948. Why this subject has remained so neglected need not detain us now. Hopefully, it will some day be brought under careful scrutiny, and we may then gain yet another fruitful perspective on both the place of higher education in our culture and on the policies of the federal government in wartime.

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