NYA boys learn to use machine tools at various residence centers in Illinois. The boys operate lathes and milling machines, learn to weld, make incubators in a sheet metal shop, pour steel into molds, do blacksmithing work, and attend classes in auto mechanics, mechanical drawing, and radio repairing. Includes views of the meals served and of recreational facilities at the centers (libraries, sports contests, and billiard tables).
National Archives Identifier: 37250
Local Identifier: 119.29
Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration. (09/17/1942 - 01/01/1944) (Most Recent)
From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1937 - 1942
* Record Group 119: Records of the National Youth Administration, 1934 - 1945
Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images
This item was produced or created: 1941?
The creator compiled or maintained the series between: ca. 1937 - 1942
Use Restriction(s): Undetermined
Sound Type: Silent
Accession Number(s): 1518
Contributors to Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Material(s):
* Federal Security Agency. National Youth Administration. (07/01/1939 - 09/17/1942), Producer
August 2, 2016 Subject:
Pretty Cool - Paid Training
Some of those skills could keep you from getting drafted and maybe killed by a Nazi or a Jap. You'd stay stateside with tool & die makers and the like. And have a good steady job after the war for 30 years. No waiting tables for you!
Anybody notice that those boys were bare ass climbing out of bed? Didn't they ever hear of a "morning stiffy?" Almost a daily thing in that age group. Too bad the cam just got just butt shots.
Good movie shows young people learning all kinds of semi skilled jobs. I guess war can be good.