University of Georgia Army Training corps photograph

University of Georgia Army Training corps photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Winn-Traynham-Davies (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: University of Georgia Army Training corps photograph
Dates: 1918 October 22
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms3213

Biographical/Historical Note

"In April 1918, the National Army Training Detachments program was established at 157 colleges, universities, and trade schools under contract with the War Department. The program was designed to train draftees in a variety of trades needed for the war effort, and was jointly administered by the military and the university. The Armistice interrupted the work of the SATC shortly after it began. After some debate over whether or not it should be continued, the SATC was demobilized on December 19, 1918. Within six months, the work of demobilization and fulfilling contracts between the government and the schools was completed." -- Guide to the Records of the Student Army Training Corps.

John Lawson Elliott grew up in McDonough, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and then Emory Medical School. He interned at Grady Hospital and did a residency at the Marine Hospital in Boston, then moving to the Marine Hospital at Savannah. He then went into private practice in Savannah, retiring at the age of 89. He died in 1990.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an 8" x 31 1/2" photograph showing students of Company A, Army Training Corps, University of Georgia. Both Old and New College buildings can be seen prominently in the background. This photograph was done by Winn-Traynham-Davies, Atlanta, Georgia. Third from right on the second row is John Lawson Elliott.

Index Terms

Elliott, John Lawson, d. 1990 -- Photographs
University of Georgia. -- Photographs
University of Georgia. Students' Army Training Corps. Company A. -- Photographs
World War, 1914-1918--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia Army Training corps photograph. MS 3213. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1BGroup photograph, 1918 October 22