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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Victory Village

The veterans formed their own organization to lobby for more housing and classroom space. The state government could not afford new buildings, so the federal government donated wooden barracks for veterans. Some of these were used as classrooms; others housed married students in what was called “Victory Village.” The university also used thirty-six Quonset huts it received from the federal government and allowed married students to park trailers and raise tents on campus. It designated one building, Abernethy, for married students with children.