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Students Army Training Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0739

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course materials, schedules, and blank forms documenting the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) at the University of Tennessee between 1918 and 1919. With the exception of the materials regarding the War Issues course in Folder 10, the schedules and curricula in Folder 12, and the blank forms in Folder 13, all of these records are restricted in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Dates

  • 1918 August-1919 April 17
  • Majority of material found in 1918 - 1918

Conditions Governing Access

The student records and correspondence in this collection are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not open to the public. Researchers wishing to access them must contact Special Collections for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course materials, schedules, and blank forms documenting the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) at the University of Tennessee between 1918 and 1919. With the exception of the materials regarding the War Issues course in Folder 10, the schedules and curricula in Folder 12, and the blank forms in Folder 13, all of these records are restricted in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Biographical/Historical Note

The War Department's Committee on Education and Special Training established the Students Army Training Corps (SATC) in the spring of 1918 as the National Army Training Detachments at 157 colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide. The program was intended to educate draftees in a variety of trades deemed necessary to the war effort. It was soon revised in order to address the Army's concern about the lack of suitable officer material and educational institutions' concerns about falling enrollment and the associated drop in tuition revenue. At the beginning of the 1918 fall semester, 524 institutions enrolled about 140,000 men in SATC programs. The National Army Training Detachments were absorbed into the SATC as Section B (vocational), while new Section A (academic) units were established.

Section A students were required to fulfill the requirements of college admission and to matriculate at their respective schools. These enrollees were to be given 42 credit hours of instruction in such subjects as military law and war issues in addition to performing military drills. After completing their instruction, graduates were to be assigned to officer or non-commissioned officer training programs, placed with depot brigades, or permitted to pursue further study. The Army began dissolving the SATC after Armistice Day and formally completed the process on December 20, 1918.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480