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Military Science (ROTC). Records

Identifier: RG03-14

Scope and Contents

This collection includes drill instruction schedules from 1919, Certificates and a postcard from the 1920s, memos and reports sent to campus, wo histories, newsletters from 1975-76 and 1991-93, comissioning ceremony programs from 1998-1999. Additional commissioning programs are housed with the Commencement Files. The Memo file for 1968-1969 contains a letter from faculty requesting that ROTC be made voluntary and a 18 page report "Discussion of the ROTC Program in General with Specific Relationship to Davidson College" defending compulsory ROTC. The Publications 2007- folder contains a flyer for the ROTC blood drive. There are Cadet ROTC Regiment scrapbooks for iin oversize. They contain clippings from area papers, photographs and college publications about the ROTC program.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1919 - 2007


Biographical / Historical

Davidson's involvement in military studies began during the First World War, when Davidson, along with five hundred other colleges and universities, institutued military training as the Students' Army Training Corps. The SATC turned Davidson into a military training camp which operated under goverment regulations. The SATC was disbanded in December of 1918, but soon after the War Department reinstituted the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and in February of 1919 Davidson officially inagurated its ROTC unit with all Freshmen and Sophmores required to take ROTC training.


1.00 boxes_oversize (1 box + oversize)