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Colgate University ROTC Program records, A1082

Identifier: A1082

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material from and about the Air Reserve Officer Training Corps program that was at Colgate from 1947 until 1970. The program was often referred to as ROTC instead of Air ROTC or AFROTC and that is reflected in the collection file names and in the materials. The ROTC program materials include materials for students, informational booklets, and program agreements with the Air Force. About half of the collection deals with the ROTC Study Committee, that consisted of four Colgate faculty members that were tasked with studying the impact of ROTC programs on liberal art colleges. A Curriculum committee was also formed to review the ROTC curriculum. Photographs, clipings, and other memorabilia related to the ROTC program are also in this collection.


  • Creation: 1947-1985, undated

Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Colgate University unit of Air Reserve Officer Training Corps was established in 1947 under President Case. It was one of twenty-five programs that were created in the 1947-1948 academic year to expand Air Force units in the ROTC program. The program was discontinued in 1970.


1.96 Cubic Feet (3 letter document boxes, 2 trophies, 1 legal size folder, and 1 oversized folder with a flag)

Guide to the Colgate University ROTC program records
Under Revision
Sarah Keen, Erin Patterson
March 13, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)