H07-1642.50. Van Lente, Fred H. Papers, 1918. 1 folder.


Hope College

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Member of the Student Army Training Corp (SATC), formed on October 1, 1918, and located at Hope College. The men were formally inducted into the United States Army and were in uniform and under military discipline. Carnegie Gymnasium converted into a barracks, an infirmary and dispensary were placed in Van Vleck Hall, and a mess hall was situated on the third floor of Van Raalte Hall. Officers were appointed by the Army with a Lt. Jacobson as Commanding Officer. Daily infantry drills, marches, calisthenics and instruction in military science were instituted for members of the unit. Academic subjects were taught by regular members of the Hope faculty, while military subjects were taught by Army officers. The signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, brought the war to an end and the SAC unit was disbanded in December 1918. The collection contains a letter from Fred H. Van Lente to Andrew Postma, November 30, 1918, from Hope College to Holland, Michigan. (V)


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