The establishment of Students' Army Training Corps units was authorized by the Selective Service Act of 1917. The Students' Army Training Corps utilized the facilities, equipment, and faculty of colleges and universities to select and train officer candidates and and provide technical and vocational training during World War I. The unit at Oregon Agricutural College (OAC) formed in early 1918 and included officer trainees as well as draftees to be trained as toolmakers, foundrymen, machinists, auto mechanics, and radio operators. Dissolution of the Corps began with the armistice on November 11, 1918.
The Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) Records document the U.S. Army's training program at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) during World War I. The records include financial reports and contracts between the War Department and OAC; correspondence pertaining to equipment purchases; commissary and mess hall reports documenting housing and meal arrangements for the SATC participants; information on the courses offered, lists of instructors, and registration statistics; and rosters of SATC participants.
Students' Army Training Corps Records (RG 060), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.