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World War I Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) and Training Camps Records, 1917 - 1919

 File — Box: SF047
Records of VMI's participation in a government programs to to provide military training during World War I. The material consists of correspondence, rosters, and financial records documenting operation of summer intensive training camps held at VMI during 1917 and 1918; and of the SATC program. File also includes information about British officer detailed to VMI, 1918.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1919

Creator

Extent

.5 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

The establishment of Students' Army Training Corps units was authorized by the Selective Service Act of 1917. VMI participated in this program. The Students' Army Training Corps utilized the facilities, equipment, and faculty of colleges and universities to select and train officer candidates and and provide technical and vocational training during World War I. Dissolution of the Corps began with the armistice on November 11, 1918.

In addition, VMI held summer intensive military training camps at VMI during the summers of 1917 and 1918. There were three such camps; two in 1917 and one in 1918.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516