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As America entered World War I, the U.S. War Department inaugurated the Student Army Training Corps, a program designed to use existing colleges and universities as training facilities for new military personnel. In the fall of 1918, Lafayette College joined many academic institutions across the country and inducted 579 student-soldiers into service. The collection traces the establishment of military training on campus during the period of 1918-1919. President John Henry MacCracken is the prominent correspondent in much of the War Department documentation. The collection contains S.A.T.C. contracts, policies, and staff instructions. Financial records include budget reports to the president and college trustees from Donald B. Prentice, Camp Director. Also includes enrollment lists, menus, and miscellaneous documents concerning R.O.T.C.