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Course detail: OSH131 - The Great War at the University of Kansas
As the University of Kansas began its 50th year in the fall of 1916, the administration of Chancellor Frank Strong was struggling against inadequate state funding, and German aggression was pulling a reluctant United States into the European conflict. When war was declared on April 6, Strong immediately put all KU resources at the service of the government. In this course we will examine the challenges the KU community met-military training, food drives, revamped class schedules, and the Spanish influenza-and the contributions of Strong, Olin Templin, James Naismith, Alberta Corbin, and R.D. O'Leary, among others, in the months that changed KU.