UC Davis Library Timeline – 1943: U.S. Signal Corps takes over the campus

The Library/Administration building became the headquarters for the U.S. Army Signal Corps School.
Army personnel training in the main reading room on the second floor.

The main reading room on the second floor became the classroom for learning code. Of this period, Nelle Branch wrote, “With only the stack and circulation area in semi-library use we worked amid well simulated battle noises from the code room and a flying squad of electricians night and day from stack roof to Loan Desk.”

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