Monday, April 3, 2017

December 8, 1941: World Keeps Turning

Letter from Office of Registrar to INS 


Kansas State College
of Agriculture and Applied Science

Office of the Registrar    December 8, 1941
                          Refer to File No.

Mr. William H. Marshall
Assistant District Director
New York District
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration & Naturalization Service
Ellis Island, New York

My dear Mr. Marshall:

This is to certify that Thomas Walter Doeppner matriculated at Kansas State College September 8, 1941, and is enrolled as a junior student in the Division of Engineering and Architecture, curriculum in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Doeppner is assigned 17 semester hours of college work.

Yours very sincerely,

(Miss) Jessie McDowell Machir,

This goes to show that even in war time, in the aftermath of an attack on American soil, everyday life must continue. Opa gets his letter from the registrar to prove to the INS that he is in fact a full time student. He's taking 17 hours, likely most of those classes are engineering classes. That is a really full load! Hopefully he will be considered for and finally get that student visa he's been hoping for.

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