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Soldiers marching in formation, 1918

Soldiers marching in formation, 1918

Title

Soldiers marching in formation, 1918

Description

A street scene in which a large training detachment of U.S. soldiers in uniform is marching in formation with rifles on shoulders. Cars are parked on one side of the street. In the foreground there is debris that suggests a sidewalk installation had just recently reached completion. Residential housing is in the background.
During World War I, Iowa State trained soldiers for the Military. Military draftees were trained as auto mechanics, blacksmiths or machinists. They were housed under the bleachers on State Field. Instruction was mainly in practical assembly, repair, and operation processes, and entirely separate from collegiate work, This detachment of trainees was known as the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.). College students between the ages of 18 and 21 years were also able to volunteer for induction into active service. These students combined collegiate campus and army camp, by participating in scholastic study and military drill. A distinct separation of the collegiate and vocational sections was maintained in organization and instruction. The collegiate companies were lodged in fraternity houses and state gym was utilized as a mess hall.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

RS 13/16/E.WWOne.1108-3-1

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1918
2005-05-12

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
25.4 x 15.6 cm

Type

Still Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

13-16-E.WWOne.1108-3-1
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/234