World War, 1939-1945
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
The transport ship Leopoldville was sunk by torpedoes in the English Channel on Christmas Eve, 1944, killing 800 American soldiers, among them an IIT alumnus John C. DeKlyen. This collection includes a photo of DeKlyen and a book about the Leopoldville.
Materials related to IIT's participation in the Engineering, Science and Management War Training (ESMWT) program and IIT's own war training courses. Also represented are the University of Chicago's war training program materials. The collection also includes a Report of Technology Center Civil Defense Committee, a disaster plan created by IIT circa 1951.