Digital Publishing Services is proud to share a new, open access, collection presenting the full archive of Providence College’s Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP): http://library.providence.edu/astp/.
PC’s ASTP took place from 1943-1944. The program, which took place at over 100 institutions of higher education around the country, aimed to educate young, academically talented, soldiers (ages 18-21) for leadership roles within the Army during World War II. During the program’s short tenure over 500 soldiers from around the country lived and took classes at Providence College. The ASTP Program was important to Providence College as it kept enrollments up during the war. The program concluded nationally when soldiers were needed on the battlefields of Europe as war efforts increased.
PC’s ASTP collection includes video, photographs, correspondence, newspaper coverage, archival materials, and more. While the site remains a work in progress in terms of organization and curation, it is complete in terms of presenting digitized content. Please explore the collection and let us know if you have thoughts or feedback using the commenting feature on each item’s page, or be emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially interested in identifying individuals pictured in the collection photographs.
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We’ve been working on a new site designed to allow for the exploration of media related to the Providence College ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program). Users will have access to historical photos, articles, and correspondence relating to PC’s ASTP, dating back to World War II. The collection can be experienced through pre-made exhibits (sorted by media type), or by searching across the entire collection. The site is being built on top of a customized instance of Omeka, and should be live on the library.providence.edu web space “soon”.
Stay tuned for more updates and an announcement when we go live with the site!
We’ve been working on a new site designed to allow for the exploration of media related to the Providence College... MORE