Preliminary Guide to the University Committee on ROTC Records, 1970 - 1971
The University Committee on ROTC was formed in 1970 to formulate recommendations on the future of ROTC at Duke University. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, testimony, reports, printed materials, reports from other institutions, student course evaluations and questionnaires, notes, and other materials. Major subjects include the role of the Naval and Air Force ROTCs on Duke's campus, the Vietnam War, the draft, and intellectual freedom on university campuses.
- University Committee on ROTC records 1970 - 1971
- Duke University. University Committee on ROTC.
- 4.5 Linear Feet , 4500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Collection includes correspondence, minutes, testimony, reports, printed materials, reports from other institutions, student course evaluations and questionnaires, notes, and other materials related to the Committee's investigations during 1970-1971. One of the Committee's major endeavors was a survey of students who were enrolled or had previously been enrolled in ROTC courses. These student evaluations make up approximately half of the collection.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.
Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Some of the materials included in this series are course evaluation forms and testimonies. Although most of the documents do not contain personally identifiable information, some student names are included. Researchers who use this collection must agree to protect the anonymity of these students by completing a "Request to Conduct Research in Personally-Identifiable Student Records" form. Contact the University Archives for further information and instructions.
The University Committee on ROTC was formed in 1970 at the request of Duke President Terry Sanford. The Committee was established to review the status of the ROTC program at Duke, and to determine whether the program should be abolished, modified, or maintained. Some students and others had complained that ROTC did not fit into the curriculum at Duke, that its coursework did not allow students to think critically, and that Duke symbollically supported the war in Vietnam through its sponsorship of ROTC.
The members of the committee were Aubrey W. Naylor, Thomas G. Wilson, David Pace, Chip Rawlings, and A. Kenneth Pye. In May of 1971, the committee recommended that the ROTC program be continued, although modified, and offered a number of recommendations. ROTC is currently still in operation at Duke University.
- Report of the University Committee on ROTC to President Terry Sanford, May 25, 1971 (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Committee on ROTC Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The University Committee on ROTC Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1972 (A72-67), 1973 (A73-159), and 1977.
Processed by Valerie Gillispie
Completed July 21, 2003
Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, July 22, 2003
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