Pamphlet outlining War Issues Course, dated Sept. 10, 1918

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Title

Pamphlet outlining War Issues Course, dated Sept. 10, 1918

Subject

Student Army Training Corps (SATC) - World War, 1914-1918 - Southwestern University - Washington, D.C.

Description

This is a three-page printed pamphlet. On the first page, the letterhead reads, 'War Department Committee on Education and Special Training' and is dated 'Washington, September 10, 1918.' It is from the 'Committee on Education and Special Training' and signed 'By order of the Committee, Grenville Clark, Lt.-Col. A. G. O., Secretary.' It is addressed to 'Institutions where Units of the Student Army Training Corps are located' and is about the 'Course on the Issues of the War'. This is an updated version of a memorandum dated August 27, 1918 and distributed at Fort Sheridan and Plattsburg. The body of the text includes three sections on instructions concerning the War Issues course. The first section is '1. Purpose', which clearly states the content and goals of this course; it is "a course on the remote and immediate causes of the war and on the underlying conflict of points of view as expressed in the governments, philosophies and literatures of the various States on both sides of the struggle. The purpose of this course is to enhance the morale of the members of the Corps by giving them an understanding of what the war is about and of the supreme importance to civilization of the cause for which we are fighting." The next sections are on '2. Modification of Existing Courses' and '3. Time'. On the second and third pages of the printed pamphlet, the instructions for the War Issues course are continued. The next sections are: '4. Organization'; '5. Combination with English Composition'; '6. Content'; '7. Opportunity for Questions'; and '8. Materials'. Instructions are continued again onto the back and last pages of the printed pamphlet. The sections are '9. Attitude' and '10. Nomination of Instructors'. It is signed 'By order of the Committee, Grenville Clark, Lt.-Col. A. G. O., Secretary.'
Washington, D.C.

Creator

Grenville Clark

Source

Southwestern University Special Collections

Small Collections: Box 7, Folder 5

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

Date

1918

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Citation

Grenville Clark, “Pamphlet outlining War Issues Course, dated Sept. 10, 1918,” Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center , accessed October 27, 2020, https://texasheritage.omeka.net/items/show/1995.

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