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Reserve Officers Training Corps, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 599

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia documenting the activities and operations of the Army and Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Yale.

Dates

  • 1917-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by type of material.

Extent

2.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0599

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia documenting the activities and operations of the Army and Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Yale.

Biographical / Historical

The Yale Battery was the first Army training program established at Yale in 1915. Eventually Yale had four batteries which became the Connecticut 10th Field Artillery of the National Guard. In 1916, Yale replaced its batteries with the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and the Yale Naval Training Unit (originally the Motor Boat Patrol and later known as NROTC). In the spring of 1918, existing ROTC programs were suspended and replaced with the Student Army Training Corps (SATC). The program was designed to establish military training units in colleges and to substitute specialized military training for the normal curriculum during World War I. Students were subject to military regulations and the existing ROTC programs (Army and Naval) were coordinated by the SATC. The SATC was demobilized by Congress in 1918. The ROTC programs were re-established at Yale in 1919.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 42-A (YRG 42-A), Records of military training programs at Yale.
Title
Guide to the Reserve Officers Training Corps, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours