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                 University of Kentucky Training of the Fighting Mechanic records
                     0000ua197 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Emily Hikes and Rachel Webb 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
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             University of Kentucky Training of the Fighting Mechanic records 
             0000ua197 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 3.83 Cubic feet 
                 26 boxes 
             
             1918 May–December  
             
                 Anderson, F. Paul, 1867-1934 
             
         
         
             Historical 
             The training of soldiers was organized by UK President Frank L. McVey as executive head of the operation; Major Justin W. Harding (US Army) commanded the troops and UK Dean F. Paul Anderson (Engineering) was appointed head of technical training. Anderson began on the first contingents' arrival, May 7, 1918. Barracks were constructed on land owned by the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Association. Soldiers received eight weeks of general training before training for specific assignments. UK professor L. E. Nollau was designated photographer for the training sessions. 
             At the very beginning of the soldier training in technical subjects there was a well-defined organization effected. There was no encroachment on the time allotted to technical training and to military training. Every man was accounted for every day, and the individual record of each man shows how his time was occupied from the time he reported to this military technical training course until he was sent away. In all branches of the work, the men were put under the instruction of the most expert artisans in their lines. 
             The blacksmiths were under the supervision of the most expert men in this community. The carpenters were trained by men taken out of recognized contracting organizations in Lexington. The auto mechanics received their instruction in twenty independent shops organized on the campus of the University of Kentucky, under the tutelage of the best garage foremen that could be secured. The demonstration material in the automobile shops consisted of private cars sent for repair. The contingent of auto mechanics shown in these records reconstructed and repaired over one hundred automobiles during the eight weeks they were under instruction. The electricians were placed in charge of electrical contractors who were men of wide experience in house wiring. The telegraphers and wireless operators were taught by experienced telegraph operators taken right out of the active service of railroads and wireless stations. 
             Lectures were given to various classes every day and great stress was laid upon the theoretical side as well as the practical. These soldiers were well trained and well fed, and when they left the University of Kentucky they were fit for the fighting game. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The University of Kentucky Training and Fighting mechanic records consist of eighteen bound volumes documenting the May-December 1918 vocational training of three contingents of soldiers at the University of Kentucky. As is indicated in Anderson's preface to the manuscript, records detail the training of draftees from their point of arrival until their departure, revealing their schedules, course enrollment, work assignments, etc. Various rosters are included listing individual names on arrival and on assignment to classes. Also included is an organization chart for the camps administration. 
             Volumes 1 and 2 of the First, Second, and Third Contingents contain the Class Records, which include information relative to the class organizations and work carried out during the training of the contingent of soldiers at the University of Kentucky. It also gives numbers of men and places to which they were sent. The last pages of each volume have menus of what the soldiers ate each day. Volume 1 for each contingent has a booklet voluntarily prepared by enlisted personnel of the particular detachment, describing and depicting soldiers and their activities. Volume 1 of the First Contingent only, has a set of opening pages featuring a photograph of President McVey and his Executive Heads, an organization chart, and opening words by F. Paul Anderson, summarized in the above biography. 
             Volumes 3-5 of the First, Second, and Third Contingents are the Individual Records. These contain one page of information on each soldier including: a photographic headshot, name, identification number, course, division number and location, home address, place of birth, age, nationality of mother and father, number of years in graded school, high school, other school, college, and whether they graduated or not from each school. It also includes a statement of work done for the past four years, name and address of last employer previous to induction into the army, their duties, remarks, and the date of entry. The second page of each entry has the daily and weekend schedule for all soldiers in early morning and at night - printed at the top of the page. The bottom half of the page and subsequent pages is a written record of the soldier’s activities on each day, from 8:00 to 11:45 am and 1:15 to 5:00 pm. 
             Volume 6 of the First, Second and Third Contingents contain photographs of events of the Camp and progress in shops and laboratories from the time the men arrived in Lexington until they were sent away to various camps. UK professor L. E. Nollau was designated photographer for the training sessions. The photographs are 5x7 prints and are dated and labeled in all cases. They detail camp administration, training sessions, social activities, athletic competitions, and troop departures from Union Station in Lexington. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             This collection is arranged by subject and chronologically in eighteen volumes. In 2009, the volumes were disbound for preservation purposes and the photographs were interleaved with archival tissue. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             0000ua209, War Memorial records, University of Kentucky Archives. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             0000ua197:[Item Number], University of Kentucky Training of the Fighting Mechanic records, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             University of Kentucky. 
             Lexington (Ky.) 
             Military education--1918. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Class Records 
                     I. 
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1918 May 20 - June 9 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent 
                         2 
                         2 
                         1918 June 10 - July 14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent 
                         7 
                         1 
                         1918 July 15 - August 11 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent 
                         8 
                         2 
                         1918 August 12 - September 15  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Records through October 5 
                         16 
                         1 
                         1918 September 18 - November 3  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Records through Menu 
                         17 
                         1 
                         1918 September 18 - November 3  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Records Sections 1-8 
                         18 
                         2 
                         1918 November 4 - December 8  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Records Sections 9-Menu 
                         19 
                         2 
                         1918 November 4 - December 8 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Individual Records 
                     II. 
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent, A to ES 
                         3 
                         3 
                         1918 May 20 - July 12  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent, ES to MO 
                         4 
                         4 
                         1918 May 20 - July 12 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent, MO to V 
                         5 
                         5 
                         1918 May 20 - July 12  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, A to Ch 
                         9 
                         3 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, Ch to Gr 
                         10 
                         3 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, H to Li 
                         11 
                         4 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, Lo to Pr 
                         12 
                         4 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, R to Sw 
                         13 
                         5 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Second Contingent, T to Z 
                         14 
                         5 
                         1918 July 22 - September 14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, A to Boone 
                         20 
                         3 
                         1918 September 23 - December 7  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Bose to E 
                         21 
                         3 
                         1919 September 23 - December 7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, E to I 
                         22 
                         4 
                         1920 September 23 - December 7  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, I to N 
                         23 
                         4 
                         1921 September 23 - December 7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, N to Sh 
                         24 
                         5 
                         1922 September 23 - December 7  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Third Contingent, Si to Z 
                         25 
                         5 
                         1923 September 23 - December 7  
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Photographs 
                     III. 
                 
                 
                     
                         First Contingent 
                         i. 
                         1918 May 1 - July 18  
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the buildings, Floral Hall, on the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders Association grounds, where Company "A" is quartered. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             1 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Under the Betting Shed on the K.T.H.B.A. grounds, before being converted into Barracks. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             2 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The Betting Shed on the K.T.H.B.A. grounds before being converted into barracks for Company 
                                 B.  Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             3 
                             1918 May 1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Floor Space for Barracks, The Betting Shed on the K.T.H.B.A. grounds before being converted into barracks for Company 
                                 B.  Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             4 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The Kitchen on the K.T.H.B.A. grounds under construction. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             5 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The Armory of the University of Kentucky being converted into auto shops. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             6 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the benches in the shops in the Armory of the University of Kentucky before being equipped. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             7 
                             1918 May 1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Auto Shops under construction, Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             8 
                             1918 May 1  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             When the First Contingent of Soldiers assigned to the University of Kentucky arrived at the Union Station. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             9 
                             1918 May 7  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The departure for camp from Union Station of the First Contingent of Soldiers assigned to the University. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             10 
                             1918 May 7  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Section in Auto Shop in Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             11 
                             1918 May 13  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Section in Auto Shop in Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             12 
                             1918 May 13  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Inside the tent erected on the University of Kentucky grounds being converted into Auto Shops. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             13 
                             1918 May 13  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The Blacksmiths entering Mechanical Hall for class during the first few days of their training. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             14 
                             1918 May 14  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A squad of Electricians on the practice wiring tables. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             15 
                             1918 May 15  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A squad of Electricians on the practice wiring tables with wiring problem. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             16 
                             1918 May 15  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A squad of Electricians on the practice wiring tables. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             17 
                             1918 May 15  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the first line formations in the early days of assignment to the University. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             18 
                             1918 May 15  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Getting the bedding ready for the Barracks in the early days of the camp, on the grounds of the K.T.H.B.A. grounds. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             19 
                             1918 May 15 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             An early line formation on the grounds of the K.T.H.B.A. of the First Contingent of Soldiers sent to the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             20 
                             1918 May 15 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             An early drill formation on the grounds of the K.T.H.B.A. grounds of the First Contingent of Soldiers sent to the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             21 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             An early guard relief on the grounds of the K.T.H.B.A. grounds of the First Contingent of Soldiers sent to the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             22 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Company "A" in line receiving invitation from Lexington women to come to an entertainment especially arranged for the soldiers. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             23 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Company "A" in line receiving invitation from Lexington women to come to an entertainment especially arranged for the soldiers. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             24 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section in Semaphore practice before the Civil Engineering building on the University of Kentucky grounds. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             25 
                             1905 April 1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section of Radio Buzzer students, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             26 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the laboratories devoted to the Radio Buzzer work/Radio class, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             27 
                             1918 May 16  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The First Contingent of Soldiers sent to the University of Kentucky reviewing the University Cadets just before commencement, 1918. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             28 
                             1918 May 17  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The First Contingent of Soldiers watching University of Kentucky Cadets forming for final drill. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             29 
                             1918 May 17  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The tent that was converted into five Automobile Shops at the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             30 
                             1918 May 20 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The final assignment to sections of the soldiers sent to the University of Kentucky for technical training. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             31 
                             1918 May 22  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             On the march from the University to camp on the K.T.H.B.A. grounds. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             32 
                             1918 May 24  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the Automobile Shops under the trees on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             33 
                             1918 May 24  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the Automobile Shops under the trees on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             34 
                             1918 May 24 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             At work on the Liberty Truck, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             35 
                             1918 May 24 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the Automobile Shops under the trees on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             36 
                             1918 May 24  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A line of trucks on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             37 
                             1918 May 27 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A line of trucks on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             38 
                             1918 May 27  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             The erection of a practice building by the Carpenters to be used in the training of the Electricians in house wiring. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             39 
                             1918 May 27 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A Carpenter section before the practice building to be used in the training of Electricians in house wiring. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             40 
                             1918 May 27 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section in one of the Automobile Shops in the tent, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             41 
                             1918 May 27  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section of Electricians doing house wiring in the practice building especially erected for their training. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             42 
                             1918 May 28 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section of Electricians doing house wiring in the practice building especially erected for their training. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             43 
                             1918 May 28  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             A section in Carpentry showing exercises in framing, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             44 
                             1918 May 29  
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the equipped benches in Automobile Shop in Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             45 
                             1918 May 31 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             One of the equipped shops in the tent, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             46 
                             1918 May 31 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Shops in the Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             47 
                             1918 May 31 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Automobile Shops in the Armory, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY 
                             6 
                             6 
                             48 
                             1918 Ma