Hobart AFROTC collection, 1951-1971
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials covering the United States Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp at Hobart College. The materials consist primarily of photographs and newspaper clippings removed from five scrapbooks and several files of correspondence.
The scrapbooks document each school year from 1951 to 1970. Volumes 1-3 each cover multiple school years, while Volumes 4 and 5 focus on specific years and have a more informal touch. The majority of the items are photographs and newspaper clippings. Subjects include the Parents' Day and Presidential reviews, the A.F.R.O.T.C. Ball, and assorted field trips. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the materials cover the growing opposition to the A.F.R.O.T.C. presence on campus, culminating in the termination of the program and the firebombing of its offices in April 1970.
The correspondence is primarily between college administrators and A.F.R.O.T.C. staff. Topics include the relationship between the two institutions, course credit, and personnel changes. The files from the late 1960s and 1970 cover the sit-ins and other protests of the R.O.T.C. presence on campus.
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
The United States Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp was established at Hobart College in 1951. Participation was required for all first and second year students until 1964, when it became voluntary. The program was terminated in 1970 in response to growing opposition due to the Vietnam War.
3.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
Language of Materials
This collection contains materials covering the United States Air Force R.O.T.C. at Hobart College, which existed from 1951-1970. The materials consist primarily of photographs and newspaper clippings removed from five scrapbooks and several files of correspondence.
This collection is arranged in the following series:
- Correspondence and other materials
The materials in this collection were gathered from various archives files of unknown provenance.
The scrapbooks were disassembled for preservation issues. Newspaper clippings were photocopied and photographs were removed from highly acidic paper labels and mounting.
- Hobart College AFROTC collection: A Finding Aid
- In Progress
- Brandon Moblo
- November 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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