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World War I

This is a picture of the barracks that housed the Student Army Training Corps of World War I. As America entered the Great War a program was created to avert the “Lost Generation” scenario that had played out in England while also educating the next generation of leaders. All over America there were units of the Student Army Training Corps. The men of the SATC were enlisted in the army, enrolled in college where their tuition and expenses were paid. In short, they were paid to drill and to study.

The barracks pictured here were located about where the Chapel is today and the smaller building between the others was the shower house.

 

Beth Swift

  1. Martin Tuohy '91

    Beth – this is great to read. Thank you for exposing these stories and photos to us all. Perhaps some curious history majors will run with what you’re tossing out to them. They should.

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