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Preliminary Guide to the University Committee on ROTC Records, 1970 - 1971

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University Committee on ROTC records 1970 - 1971
Creator
Duke University. University Committee on ROTC.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet , 4500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Minutes
[2 folders]
Box 1
AFROTC
Box 1
NROTC
[2 folders]
Box 1
Correspondence re: ROTC
Box 1
Printed Material
[4 folders]
Box 1
Articles
Box 1

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.

Meeting Announcements
Box 1
Minutes
Box 1
ROTC Hearing
Box 1
ROTC Issues and Arguments
Box 1
ROTC Testimonies
Box 1
Questions, Questionnaires, and Answers (Barre & Cocowitch)
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Evaluations and Comments
Box 1
Report of the University Committee on ROTC to Pres. Terry Sanford, May 17, 1971
Box 1
ROTC Report
Box 1
Report of the University Committee on ROTC
Box 1
Text of Report on ROTC to President, May 1971
Box 1
Report of the University Committee on ROTC (2nd Draft)
Box 1
Comments on the Report of the University Committee on ROTC
Box 1
Report of the University Committee on ROTC
Box 1
ROTC Committee - Loose papers
[2 folders]
Box 2
Student Course Evaluation Questionnaires
Box 2
Air Force
Box 2
Navy
Box 2
Class of 1971
Box 2
Class of 1972
Box 2
Class of 1973
Box 2
Class of 1974
Box 2
Student Course and Programs, Forms not included in Summary Statistics
Box 2
National Science Introductory Courses, 1968-1969
Box 2
Air Science 1, 1968
Box 2
Air Science 2, 1969
Box 2
Air Science 2, 1970
Box 2
Air Science 101, 203, 1969-1971
Box 2
Air Science 51-52, 1969-1970
Box 2
Air Science 51, 1967
Box 2
Air Science 51-52, 101-102, 205, 1970
Box 2
Air Science 51-52, 101-102, 205, 1969-1970
Box 2
Naval Science 101, 1968-1970
Box 3
Naval Science 101, 401, 1967-1968
Box 3
Naval Science 101-102, 301-302, 1969-1970
Box 3
Naval Science 201, 1968
Box 3
Naval Science 101, undated
[2 folders]
Box 3
Naval Science 101-102, 1969-1970
Box 3
Naval Science 102, 1968-1969
Box 3
Naval Science 301, 1969
Box 3
Naval Science 301-302, 1969-1970
Box 3
Naval Science 401
Box 3
Naval Science 401-402, 1968-1971
Box 3
Naval Science 102, 1969-1970
Box 3
Naval Science 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 1967
Box 3
Navy ROTC Completed
Box 3
Air Force ROTC Completed
Box 3
[Clippings, Reports, Correspondence, Minutes, Bulletins, and other materials]
[2 folders]

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Report of the University Committee on ROTC to President Terry Sanford, May 25, 1971 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Committee on ROTC Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The University Committee on ROTC Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1972 (A72-67), 1973 (A73-159), and 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Gillispie

Completed July 21, 2003

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, July 22, 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.