North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Records 1904-2002

Size
7.2 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 016.025

The North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Records, 1904-2002, contains scrapbooks, memoranda, pamphlets, correspondences, newsletters, instruction books, newsclippings, and other administrative files relating to the activities and events of the campus ROTC program’s Air Force, Army, and Navy branches. They also include records of N. C. State’s Air Science and Tactics Department and the Military Science and Tactics Department.

The North Carolina State University’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corp (ROTC) is a group of four campus programs, the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps which train officers of the United State armed forces in basic military and officer training. The ROTC has had a presence at the University since 1894 and is currently in conjunction with NCSU's Military Science Department.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

The North Carolina State University’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corp (ROTC) is a group of four programs provided on NCSU’s campus for training officers of the United States armed forces. The four ROTC units are the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps and all instruct NCSU students in basic military training and officer training. The programs are designed to improve students’ physical abilities and hone their leadership skills while still attending college. The ROTC programs may provide scholarships for applicants in return for active military service after graduating college.

The Army and Air Force ROTC programs are in conjunction with their own corresponding Military Science Department at NCSU, while the Naval ROTC is in conjunction with the Naval Science Department. These departments are also represented in this collection.

Coursework in military science was added to the curricula of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (the original name of North Carolina State University) in 1894, during the administration of its first president, Alexander Q. Holladay. Participation in military drills each week was compulsory for the entire student body, which at the time was exclusively male. ROTC programs were first established on campus during World War I, as the College prepared to provide intensive military instruction. The College held a long-standing military tradition throughout many wars, and ROTC service was compulsory at NCSU until November 1964.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Records, 1904-2002, contains scrapbooks, memoranda, pamphlets, correspondences, newsletters, instruction books, newsclippings, and other administrative files relating to the activities and events of the campus ROTC program’s Air Force, Army, and Navy branches. They also include records of N. C. State’s Air Science and Tactics Department and the Military Science and Tactics Department.

Physical description

2 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 archival legal box, 12 flatboxes, 1 flatfolder

Arrangement

Materials are divided into two series, Administrative Files and Scrapbooks. Materials in Administrative Files are arranged alphabetically, while materials in Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Records, UA 016.025, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Administrative Files 1904-2002 (Series 1)

Presented here are the administrative files from North Carolina State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corp. The series contains memoranda, pamphlets, correspondences, newsletters, instruction books, reports, newsclippings, certificates, other office papers, and drawings for the ROTC seal.

Materials within this series are arranged alphabetically.

Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps 1959-1983
Box 1.1, Folder 1
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps News Releases 1963
Box 1.1, Folder 2
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps 1972-1987
Box 1.1, Folder 3
Battalion Academic Standing 11 May 1921
Box 1.1, Folder 4
Certificate for United States flag flown annually on Sept. 11 2002
Box 1.1, Folder 5
Dept. of Air Science and Tactics Administrative Instructions and Regulation (1) 1950-1954
Box 1.1, Folder 6
Dept. of Air Science and Tactics Administrative Instructions and Regulation (2) 1950-1954
Box 1.1, Folder 7
Dept. of Military Science -- Army 1904-1972
Box 1.1, Folder 8
Dept. of Military Science -- Miscellaneous 1948-1975
Legal box 1.3, Folder 1
Dept. of Military Science and Tactics Administrative Instructions and Regulations 1950-1952
Box 1.1, Folder 9
Drums and Bugle Corps 1956-1961
Box 1.1, Folder 10
History of North Carolina State College 1948-1970
Legal box 1.3, Folder 2
History of North Carolina State University 1944-1981

Includes photographs

Legal box 1.3, Folder 3
Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps 1983
Box 1.1, Folder 11
"Pity the Poor Top" Cartoon Undated
Box 1.1, Folder 12
Professors of Military Science Since 1894 1969-1979
Box 1.1, Folder 13
Report on Military Department 1940
Half box 1.2, Folder 1
Reserve Officers' Training Corps -- General 1973
Half box 1.2, Folder 2
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Administrative Instructions and Regulations 1949-1950
Half box 1.2, Folder 3
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Regulations, Policies and Descriptive Data 1939-1940
Half box 1.2, Folder 4
Rifle Team 1945-1967
Half box 1.2, Folder 5
Rifle Team Memorandum 21 Mar. 1921
Half box 1.2, Folder 6
Seal of Reserve Officers' Training Corps 1949-1970

Four scale drawings on sheets of oversized paper, two of which measure 64 x 86 and two which measure 67 x 87.

Flat file 1.4
Student Compulsory Participation Order (Bulletin, No. 56) 21 Dec. 1916
Half box 1.2, Folder 7
The Wolfpack Cadet circa 1964 (Accession 2012.0082)
Box 1.5, Folder 1
Scrapbooks 1950-1980 (Series 2)

Presented here are scrapbooks focusing on the annual activities of North Carolina State University’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps from the years 1950 to 1980. The scrapbooks contains photos of officers, faculty, students, organizations, training, activities, television broadcasts, and events, as well as newspaper clippings, painted illustrations, stickers, and newsletters.

Materials within this series are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1950-1955

Has glued newsclippings and news releases, glued and mounted photographs, and other glued and stapled documents. Front cover is clothbound. Some photos are loose or missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 60 cm by 49 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.01
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1955-1956

Has glued photos and newsclippings. Some photos are loose. Original dimensions before unbound: 33 cm by 31 cm and 3 cm thick

Flat box 2.02
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1957-1958

Black construction paper with photographs, newspaper clippings, and paper glued to the paper sheets. Many of the photos have peeled off of the sheets or are at risk of peeling off due to weak glue. Original dimensions before unbound: 31 cm by 38 cm and 1 cm thick

Flat box 2.03
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1958-1959

Black construction paper with photographs, newspaper clippings, and paper mounted or glued to the paper sheets. Some photos are missing or becoming loose. Original dimensions before unbound: 39 cm by 32 cm and 3 cm thick

Flat box 2.03
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1959-1960

Black construction paper with mounted photographs and glued newspaper clippings. Some sheets are rumpled and some photos are missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 28 cm by 36 cm and 3 cm thick

Flat box 2.03
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1959-1964

Has illustrations painted onto pages, and photographs, newsclippings, and other documents that have been glued, mounted or taped. Some objects are loose. Original dimensions before unbound: 64 cm by 51 cm and 4.5 cm thick

Flat box 2.07
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1960-1961

Has illustrations and text painted onto pages, mounted photographs, and glued newsclippings. Some newsclippings have become unglued. Original dimensions before unbound: 37 cm by 29 cm and 3.5 cm thick

Flat box 2.04
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1961-1962

Has illustrations and text painted onto pages and mounted photographs. Some photographs might be missing and some newsletters have become unglued. Original dimensions before unbound: 37 cm by 29 cm and 3.5 cm thick

Flat box 2.05
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1962-1963

Has illustrations and text painted onto pages and photographs mounted onto black construction paper. Some photographs are loose or missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 37 cm by 29 cm and 3.5 cm thick

Flat box 2.06
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1963-1964

Has illustrations drawn and text stenciled onto pages, photographs mounted onto pages, and mounted and loose newsclippings. Some photographs are loose or missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 38 cm by 31 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.08
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1964-1965

Has illustrations drawn and text stenciled onto black paper, photographs mounted onto pages, and glued and loose newsclippings. Some photographs are loose or missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 38 cm by 31 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.08
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1964-1965

Construction paper with photographs and newspaper clippings glued to the paper sheets, as well as stickers taped to the paper. Many of the photos have peeled off of the sheets or are at risk of peeling off due to weak glue. Original dimensions before unbound: 30 cm by 37 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.11
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1965-1966

Has illustrations drawn and text stenciled onto pages, glued photographs, and stapled newsletters and newsclippings. The front cover and front page is loose, and some photos are missing or loose. Original dimensions before unbound: 47 cm by 43 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.09
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1966-1967

Has text stenciled onto pages, and mounted photographs. Some photographs are loose or missing. Original dimensions before unbound: 47 cm by 41 cm and 3.5 cm thick

Flat box 2. 10
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1971-1972

Has newsletters and photographs glued on paper. Some items have are missing or have become unglued. Original dimensions before unbound: 37 cm by 31 cm and 4 cm thick

Flat box 2.11
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1974-1975

Originally a spiral-bound album with clear plastic cover, containing photographs mounted on self adhesive pages. Original dimensions before unbound: 30 cm by 26 cm and 3 cm thick

Flat box 2.12
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scrapbook 1979-1980

Originally a 3-ring binder album, containing photographs mounted on self adhesive pages. Original dimensions before unbound: 30 cm by 28 cm and 6 cm thick

Flat box 2.11

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Records, UA 016.025, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.