Letter to President Lovett from JT McCants, Rice Institute
AuthorMcCants, John Thomas (J.T.)
A handwritten letter to William M. Rice Institute’s President Lovett from his secretary and the Institute’s bursar, J.T. McCants, written on stationary from the Army and Navy Young Men’s Christian Association and dated August 30, 1918. The letter was written from the US Army base at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, where McCants had traveled in order to attend a conference regarding the regulations to be followed in having a Students’ Army Training Corps presence on the Institute campus. McCants mentions meeting up with colleagues by the name of Caldwell, Heaps, and Humphrey prior to attending sessions conducted by a Colonel Rees. The letter goes on to detail the daily structure of life within the SATC, both for students who volunteered as well as faculty. Each of the three pages is topped with a left-hand logo of the American flag, a right-hand logo of the YMCA’s symbol and centered with “Army and Navy Young Men’s Christian Association “with the colors””, with the first page stamped ‘Sep 2 rec’d”. Printed along the bottom of each page is "To the writer- save by writing on both sides of this paper, to the folks at home- save food, buy liberty bonds and war saving stamps". Original resource is a handwritten letter.
Key documents; William M. Rice Institute--History; McCants, John Thomas--Correspondence; William M. Rice Institute--Presidents; Lovett, Edgar Odell, 1871-1957; More... United States. Army. Students' Army Training Corps; Fort Sheridan (Ill.); Young Men’s Christian Association (Fort Sheridan, Ill.); Bursars; Private secretaries Less...
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