Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
- University of Arkansas Student Army Training Corps Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- Manuscript Collection 265
- .1 linear feet (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The University of Arkansas Student Army Training Corps Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries on May 13, 1975 through Virgil W. Adkisson.
Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in March 2014
Preferred Form of Citation
University of Arkansas Student Army Training Corp Materials (MC 265), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
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With the entrance of the United States into the First World War, more eligible men were needed to quickly fill the ranks of the army. The War Department proposed the Student Army Training Corps, which would displace the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) during war time only. The Student Army Training Corps program provided men with military and technical training. Men who enrolled in the program lived and ate on campus and received military training in addition to attending classes. Planning for the program at the U of A began in the summer of 1918. Temporary barracks were put up for the extra men, and the campus was under military discipline with posted guards. Classes were offered in radio operation, carpentry, and auto trades which were taught by both civilian and military instructors. The first detachment of men arrived on June 15, 1918. During the fall semester, the U of A continued to offer regular classes to female students and non-military males, who were mostly under the age of 18. The semester was further complicated by a severe influenza outbreak, which delayed the start of classes. With the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918, the program was short in duration. The last detachment left on December 20, 1918, which allowed the University to return to its normal activities.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of correspondence, contracts, and general materials.
Arrangement of the Papers
This collection is arranged by item type in one folder.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Student Army Training Corps Materials, 1918
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