Student Army Training Corps Papers

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Student Army Training Corps Papers
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Call Number: UA294
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: 1.15 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Student Army Training Corps Papers
Call Number: UA294
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: 1.15 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
As described in the University's 1918-1919 Report of the President, the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) was a War Department effort that went into effect in the fall of 1918, after the United States' entry into World War I. The War Department worked with a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Rochester, to establish S.A.T.C. units on their campuses. Men eligible for the draft who were already enrolled or about to start college could volunteer for service and receive their training through the S.A.T.C. Some could advance from these units into Officer Training Camps. The S.A.T.C. curriculum was developed by the War Department's Committee on Education and Special Training. It included a course entitled "Issues of the War," which focused on causes of the conflict, and subjects relevant to duties in "the infantry, field or heavy artillery, air service, ordnance or quartermaster corps, engineer corps, signal corps, chemical warfare service, motor transport and truck service." While Army officers taught students military subjects, the University of Rochester faculty instructed them in academic subjects, and new instructors were hired to teach military law and accounting. The University's unit consisted of 249 Army volunteers, four students in the Naval Reserve, 22 men who were under the age of eighteen but preparing to join the Corps, and 34 University students who took S.A.T.C. courses but were not eligible for service. Soldiers were housed in Kendrick Hall, which also served as the unit's mess hall, and in a temporary barracks built on the Prince Street campus. The unit was dissolved by the end of 1918, following the armistice on 11 November 1918 (pages 7-10 of the Report).

Scope and Content
The Student Army Training Corp Collection (1918-1919) contains material such as correspondence, reports, publications, and forms. Reports include information about trainees such as their general health, academic program, housing, medical insurance, and clothing inventory. The collection also includes rosters showing the number of men enrolled, returning students, departing students, and officers, as well as financial documents such as claims, payrolls, and expense sheets. Publications for the general public include bulletins, newspaper clippings, and general information booklets. Materials from early 1919 are located, for the most part, at the end of the collection; these items relate to equipment-removal strategies, demobilizing plans, financial claims, and other topics.

Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Student Army Training Corps Papers, UA294, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Images of the Student Army Training Corps are available in the University Photographs collection.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Revision Information
2017: Revised after rehousing by Alma Rocha (Class of 2019), including expanded scope and contents note and content list.

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-2Correspondence, notes, etc. relating to curriculum
Box 1, Folder 3Roster of Inductions
Box 1, Folder 4Semi-monthly Reports
Box 1, Folder 5Monthly returns, October, November, December 1918
Box 1, Folder 6-7Requisitions and individual clothing slips, October-December 1918
Box 1, Folder 8Payrolls, October-December 1918
Box 1, Folder 9Descriptive circular
Box 1, Folder 10Report of Changes, November-December 1918
Box 1, Folder 11Claims, public vouchers, and contracts, 1918
Box 2, Folder 1Final roster of troops and officers, December 21, 1918
Box 2, Folder 2Material regarding death of Robert K. Dennison
Box 2, Folder 3Drill schedules
Box 2, Folder 4Grades of student army
Box 2, Folder 5ROTC camp at Plattsburgh, 1918
Box 2, Folder 6Special regulations
Box 2, Folder 7Association of American Colleges Bulletin, May 1918
Box 2, Folder 8Miscellaneous manuscript material
Box 2, Folder 9Filled-out questionnaire
Box 2, Folder 10War Department printed orders, etc.
Box 2, Folder 11War Department: Committee on Education and Special Training, memos, etc.
Box 2, Folder 12Correspondence, etc., 1918
Box 2, Folder 13Newspaper clippings
Box 2, Folder 14Engineers' Reserve material
Box 3, Folder 1Material relating to the removal of SATC equipment from campus
Box 3, Folder 2Accounting Bulletins from War Department
Box 3, Folder 3Settlement Bulletins from War Department
Box 3, Folder 4Miscellaneous financial material
A oversize form in this folder has been replaced with a facsimile. The original is housed separately in a flat box in the University Archives.

Box 3, Folder 5Miscellaneous bulletins, etc.
Box 3, Folder 6Blank forms


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