ItemKalamazoo College Mess Hall, 1918(Kalamazoo College, 1918)This photograph most likely shows the mess hall built in 1918 for use by the Student Army Training Corps. According to the December 1918 Kalamazoo College Bulletin, "With scarcely three weeks notice before time for school to open, the War Department stipulated that the colleges furnish mess and quarters for all men entering the S. A. T. C. To meet this new requirement was no small task. But in the characteristic Stetsonian spirit of determination to accomplish, and with but three short weeks of time, the 'Dorm' and the 'Gym' were converted into comfortable barracks, and a modem well built mess hall fully equipped and provisioned, loomed up between Bowen Hall and Ladies' Hall." In this photo, the building still appears to be under construction. A pile of rubble lays next to it and ladders are leaning against the building. The man standing between the two cars with his back to the camera appears to be in military uniform. The other men stand in single file to enter the building. This image was originally published in the 1919 K-zoo yearbook and captioned "First Mess." ItemAmerican Library Association Circular Concerning the Student Army Training Corps(1918-11-01) Putnam, HerbertThis bulletin, published by the Library War Service division of the Library of Congress on November 1, 1918, addresses the American Library Association in response to providing services to the various Student Army Training Corps (SATC) units across the country. The bulletin provides an overview of the needs of the SATC, covering both recreational reading and required readings with special attention given to the needs of the War Issues course. ItemLetter of Recruitment for the Student Army Training Corps (Draft)(1918) Stetson, Herbert LeeThis draft of a letter, written by Kalamazoo College President H.L. Stetson, invites young men with some urgency to enroll at Kalamazoo College with the intention of joining the Student Army Training Corps (SATC) as designed by the War Department. The letter lists the necessary preparations that should be undertaken in order to enroll in the college and enlist in the SATC. ItemLetter of Recruitment for the Student Army Training Corps(1918) Stetson, Herbert LeeThis letter, written by Kalamazoo College President H.L. Stetson, invites young men to attend the college with the intention of joining the Student Army Training Corps (SATC). The letter outlines the steps to be taken to apply, the requirements for application, and the benefits of enlisting in the SATC. ItemWar Department Demographics and Accounting Questionnaire(1918)This questionnaire, published by the War Department's Committee on Education and Special Training, was sent to the Administrative Heads of academic institutions across the country. The purpose of the questionnaire was to gather demographic and accounting information, as well as information regarding the military training opportunities already existing at those institutions.