Hobart AFROTC collection, 1951-1971
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
Conditions Governing Use
3.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
- Correspondence and other materials
- Hobart College AFROTC collection: A Finding Aid
- Brandon Moblo
- November 2018
- Description rules