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Haverford "Pre-Met"-itations

Identifier: HCL-003-020

Scope and Contents

Contents include three volumes of the publication each consisting of five issues. The first issue was published on April 10, 1943. The final issue from February 12, 1944 appears to coincide with the departure of the men from Haverford. Issues of the "Pre-Met" included news about the program and those enrolled, sports reports, humor, drawings, and world news.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1944


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical note

"Pre-Met"-itations was published every few weeks by the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command (AAFTTC) Training Detachment #26, the Pre-Meteorological Unit. The men were part of an Air Corps unit training and taking classes at Haverford. Their presence was approved by a faculty vote in November, 1942. The Pre-Mets, as they referred to themselves, were among several military units based at Haverford during WWII. Others came from the Army Specialized Training Program (A.S.T.P.) and included units specializing in language.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Publication of the military Pre-Meteorological Unit stationed at Haverford during World War II.


Arranged chronologically


The following issues were integrated into this collection on October 22, 2021:

Vol. 1 No. 3, May 8, 1943 Vol. 1 No. 4, May 29, 1943 Vol. 1 No. 5, June 14, 1943 (full issue) Vol. 2 No. 1, July 4, 1943 Vol. 2 No. 2, July 24, 1943 Vol. 2 No. 3, August 11, 1943 Vol. 3 No. 4, January 15, 1944

Related Materials

HCB-001-006, Felix Morley presidential papers

Processing Information

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020; Accruals processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, October 2021.

Haverford "Pre-Met"-itations
Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz
November, 2020
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