Date of Award
Master of Arts
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese made their sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, and the United States was at war. This marked the second time within a quarter of a century, and the fifth time in the history of the University, that war clouds hovered over the United States. During World War I, the University vacated its new campus (the present site) in favor of the United States War Department. The campus and all of the buildings were used for hospital purposes. Thousands of soldiers, wounded on the Western Front, were hospitalized in the buildings on the new campus. These buildings were remodeled to meet hospital requirements. The student body, faculty, and equipment were moved down to the old campus between Broad and Franklin, Ryland and Lombardy Streets. This was a supreme and noble effort, matched by few if any colleges.
Shotzberger, Robert Richard, "The University of Richmond and her war effort, 1939-1945" (1950). Master's Theses. 974.