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University of Arkansas Student Army Training Corps Materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 265

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, contracts, and general materials.


  • Creation: 1918


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

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.


.1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged by item type in one folder.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in March 2014

University of Arkansas Student Army Training Corps Materials
Amy Allen and Heath Robinson
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444