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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT ROTC Time Capsule, 1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Title: UT ROTC Time Capsule
Dates: 1957
Abstract: Composed of a copper box, a manual, a history of the Naval ROTC, photographs, a letter, a roster as well as a yearbook, the UT ROTC Time Capsule, 1957, documents the history of the UT Reserve Officer Training Corps in the 1940s and 1950s.
Accession No.: 2011-322
Extent: 1 ft., 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The UT ROTC Time Capsule was placed in a cornerstone of the Steindam Hall, the ROTC building, during its construction in 1957. The capsule was recovered after the destruction of the building in 2010-2011.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of a copper box, a manual, a history of the Naval ROTC, photographs, a letter, a roster as well as a yearbook, the UT ROTC Time Capsule, 1957, documents the history of the UT Reserve Officer Training Corps in the 1940s and 1950s. The 1957 manual details the skills and techniques required of cadets, while the roster and yearbook chronicle members of the corps in 1957. A history of the Naval ROTC relates the history of the organization between 1940 and 1956. Photographs depict officers of the Corps as well as cadets at the time of the capsule, while the letter is from the Board of Regents approving the construction of the building. The copper box is the vessel in which the materials were stored.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Reserve Officers' Training Corps -- Archives
University of Texas at Austin. Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps
University of Texas at Austin -- History
United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps
United States. Air Force ROTC
Subjects
Military education -- Texas
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT ROTC Time Capsule, 1957, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ryder Kouba, October 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/M32b ROTC appointment letter, 1957
UT Naval ROTC history, 1940-1956
UT ROTC roster, 1957
Photos
Flight '56, Air Force ROTC yearbook
Army ROTC at UT - A Brief History
Senior ROTC Manual
box
2R533 Copper box

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