Letter regarding academic performance of SATC students, dated Nov. 5, 1918

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Title

Letter regarding academic performance of SATC students, dated Nov. 5, 1918

Subject

Student Army Training Corps (SATC) - World War, 1914-1918 - Southwestern University - Georgetown, TX

Description

This is a two-page typed letter from 'Robert I. Rees, Brigadier General USA General Staff Chairman' to 'Commanding Officers, District Inspecting Officers, District Educational Directors, and Heads of SATC Institutions'. It is dated 'November 5, 1918'. Both pages have a letterhead of 'Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas' and a watermark of Requisition Bond. The body of the letter on the first page discusses the poor academic performance of the men in many SATC units, due to the conflict between military duties and academic programs, and the 'prevalence of the idea that academic grades will count relatively little in the selection of men for Officers' Training Camps'. Commanding Officers are directed to 'make every possible provision for the requirements of academic study'. The body of the letter on the second page continues to instruct Commanding Officers on how to improve the academic performance of the SATC students. A new plan for Officers' Training Camps selection will include a minimum rating of 'Intelligence as indicated by the Academic record'; therefore, the 'importance of impressing upon men the need for strict attention to their studies is […] self-evident.'
Georgetown, TX

Creator

Robert I. Rees

Source

Southwestern University Special Collections

Small Collections: Box 7, Folder 5

Copyright Notice: Available for research use; permission needed for publication.

Date

1918

Files

WorldWarI_SmallCollections_Box7_Folder5_SATC_NoticeStudentAcademics_001_300.jpg
WorldWarI_SmallCollections_Box7_Folder5_SATC_NoticeStudentAcademics_002_300.jpg

Citation

Robert I. Rees, “Letter regarding academic performance of SATC students, dated Nov. 5, 1918,” Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center , accessed January 15, 2021, https://texasheritage.omeka.net/items/show/1970.

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