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Title:Reserve Officers’ Training Corps records
Dates:1949-1981 (bulk 1951-1969)
Call Number:A38

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents, mainly through correspondence, the administration of the ROTC program at Northeastern University. Topics covered include changes in course content, the accreditation process, and enrollment.  Of particular interest is information documenting the debate at Northeastern in the late 1960s and early 1970s concerning ROTC on campus.  Newspaper articles and correspondence represent both the pro and anti-ROTC positions. 

The collection contains publications, some generated for the general public and others for members and administrators, describing ROTC and its purpose and a report from the United States Office of the Secretary of Defense, dated 1969, that examines ROTC in America.  Much of the information discusses ROTC at a national level, but some information is specific to Northeastern. 

ROTC events and organizations at Northeastern, such as The National Society of Scabbard and Blade and the annual convocation, are also documented.