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Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, administrative forms, medical reports, memoranda, and bulletins pertaining to the Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) program at the Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division, in Muncie, Indiana. These materials range in date from 1918-1919.


  • 1918 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Students' Army Training Corps was established in 1918 by the U.S. War Department's Committee on Education and Special Training in an attempt to aid in the World War I efforts. The purpose of this program was to utilize the personnel and facilities of educational institutions for military training. The government had contracts to establish such programs with 525 different schools across the United States. Enrollment in the S.A.T.C. was completely voluntary, and those who were inducted earned the status of private in the U.S. Army. In the Fall of 1918, 124 men enlisted in the S.A.T.C. at the newly established Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division, in Muncie, IN. Just months later on November 11, 1918, the Armistice ending WWI was signed, and the S.A.T.C. program was slowly disbanded. Many S.A.T.C. programs were eventually replaced with Reserve Officers' Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) programs.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival letter box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into 4 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1918-1919 Series 2: Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division S.A.T.C. administrative materials, 1918 Series 3: Memoranda and bulletins, 1918-1919 Series 4: Physical Examination records, 1918

Finding aid created by Mindy Shull.
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA