Construction of the World War I barracks (1918)
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This photograph shows the construction of the barracks from World War I, and was taken on October 18, 1918, the day the The Student Army Training Corps (SATC) was formed at Springfield College. There is a man standing in front of the barracks. The barracks have no windows and there are materials laying on the ground around the outside. There is a ladder against the wall.
The barracks held the one-hundred and eight students enrolled in the program. At Springfield College, the SATC disbanded on December 21, 1918. In April 1918, the National Army Training Detachments program was established at one hundred and fifty-seven colleges, universities, and trade schools under contract with the War Department, including Springfield College. The program was designed to train draftees in a variety of trades needed for the war effort, and was jointly administered by the military and the university. The proposed Student Army Training Corps, according to Carol Gruber, would serve to develop “as a great military asset the large body of young men in the colleges and... [to prevent] unnecessary and wasteful depletion of the colleges through indiscriminate volunteering, by offering the student a definite and immediate military status." (Mars and Minerva 215).
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- Construction of the World War I barracks (1918). 1918-10-18. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/9994. (Accessed November 18, 2018.)
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