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Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.): records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.35

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Scope and Content

Contains all material and records of the Student Army Training Corps of 1918-1919. According to "Bowdoin in the World War," the S.A.T.C. was an idea of the United States Government in which all college students were enlisted into the United States Army. The men were under military discipline at all times and provided proper military attire and paid as privates in the U.S. Army. With the armistice on November 11, 1918, the government no longer had any use for the S.A.T.C., therefore the entire unit was demobilized by the end of December. There is correspondence of the Student Army Training Corps from September 1918 to January 25, 1919. Correspondence mostly deals with the letters of first lieutenant William Hawley Wright who was in charge of the Bowdoin S.A.T.C. as well as being a professor at the College. The bulk of the letters are to or from Wright to the men of the Bowdoin S.A.T.C. or to other military officers discussing S.A.T.C. issues. Also included are some administrative papers as well as some clippings related to the Bowdoin S.A.T.C.


  • Creation: 1918-1919


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Guide to the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) Records
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288