George Chapin prepared this manuscript entitled "Military History of the University of Illinois, 1868-1923" in his position as secretary of the Committee on the Participation of the University of Illinois in the World War. This 1,119-page study describes the development of the military department of the University and the involvement of students and faculty in the Spanish-American War and in World War I. One chapter covers the activities of University women during the war. Also included are a preface and appendices which give enrollment figures for the military department and summaries of the department's activities in 1920.
For another copy of Chapin's work, and for related materials, see the papers of the Committee of the History of the Participation of the University in W.W. I in the University Archives.