In spite of the fact that the University has lost much of the materials from its early years one thing that still survives is a small set of which list the names of the students who have attended. With any luck I can cross reference different names of students and see if they contributed to the war effort. Another issue that has proven to be much more difficult than expected was the fact that the school was a women’s college. The university has one book on the history of the town and pdf on its website with an overview of the school’s history. The University of Connecticut has a very large library which I intent to utilize to fin some information. I’ve taken advantage of social media by sending out a Facebook event with contact information to people around Eastern and Willimantic.