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Brigham Young University. Students' Army Training Corps

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1918

Administrative History

The Students' Army Training Corps (1918) was part of a larger nationalism effort by the United States that involved students in the first world war.

In the summer of 1918, an application was sent to the capitol for the creation of an official army training corps entitled the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC). The military training program for men and women was created in conjunction with regular classwork. Students were split into two groups for vocational and technical education depending on their previous education experience. The Mechanic Arts Building was built in 1918 to aid to aid vocational training. The influenza epidemic of 1918 forced the closure of the university until January 1919, and the SATC was closed on December 23, 1918.

Citation

Brigham Young University: The First Hundred Years Vol. I, 1975: 448 (nationalism effort, 1918, application for official army training corps, Student Army Training Corps, SATC, conjunction with regular classwork) 449-450 (two groups, vocational and technical education, Mechanical Arts Building) 453 (influenza epidemic, university closed until January 1919, SATC closed Dec 23, 1918)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University records on Students' Army Training Corps

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 110
Scope and Contents Contains reports, memoranda, schedules, lists, statements and correspondence concerning construction, the United States War Department, and Brigham Young University detachment of the Student Army Training Corps.
Dates: 1918-1919

Photographs of Reserve Officers' Training Corps, approximately 1918-1970

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 30-33
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of the men and women Army and Air Force ROTC programs at Brigham Young University, including photographs of students while training and drilling, officers, and the Wells Building. Also contains several photographs of the students in the 1918 Student Army Training Corps. The corps was created to supplement the 1918 war effort, but was closed in December of the same year due to the influenza epidemic, circa 1918-1970.
Dates: approximately 1918-1970