The RCK (therck) wrote in little_details,

Teachers Colleges in Arizona in the 1940s

I'm writing a short story about a character who's attending a teachers college in Arizona in about 1942. I don't expect the college to play a large role in the plot, but it's likely to have considerable impact on the details of her life and on how I structure events.

Basically, I'm wondering what day to day life would be like for a young woman attending a teachers college in 1942. Would she live in a dormitory or a boarding house or even an apartment? Would she have a curfew? Would she be expected to cook her own meals? Would she be allowed to date? Were the semesters structured the same way that present day college semesters are? What effect did WWII have on the campus and students? I can make up these details if I can't find anything definite, but I'd rather not. I'd feel that the story was flawed on a very basic level.

Google's been able to tell me where the college would have been and how many years of education she'd need for certification, but I've found nothing talking about anything more detailed about the program (such as what sort of coursework was required). I don't absolutely need to know details about the academic side. I'd like to, but I don't need to.

I think that details about teachers colleges in other southwestern states during this time period would be sufficient if I can get them. I simply haven't been able to find anything online.
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