Historic Clemson Photos #25 - WW2 Post Office

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I'm pleased to present today's Historic Clemson Photo, submitted by long time TigerNet member Mintaka®.

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This photo was taken during the start of World War II as the cadets would head to the Post Office (now Mell Hall) after every meal. Things got so crowded there that freshmen were drafted into being post-office orderlies.

During World War II Clemson's enrollment dropped dramatically from 2,370 in 1942 to just 745 in 1944. The Class of 1944 was the smallest class in Clemson history with 13 graduates. It should be noted however, that while Clemson's enrollment had dropped, the US military had transformed the campus into a training camp with close to a thousand
men from the Army and five hundred from the Air Force.

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