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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Army ROTC Scrapbooks, 1947-2010 (bulk 1960s)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Allardyce, Glenn.
Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
Title: UT Army ROTC, scrapbook
Dates: 1947-2010 (bulk 1960s)
Abstract: Scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings, programs, and other material chronicling the activities of the University of Texas Army ROTC, including the women’s auxiliary Cordettes, between the 1947 and 2010. The bulk of the materials are from the 1960s.
Accession No.: 2014-012
OCLC No.: 870999513
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

An Army ROTC unit was activated at The University of Texas at Austin on July 1, 1947. Cadets were to train for a commission in the Engineer, Quartermaster, Transportation, and Military Police Corp. UT became affiliated with the Ordinance Corp in December 1985.

During the 1950s, a new building was completed specifically for the use by the three ROTC units. In 1965, construction was completed on a new rifle range adjacent to the ROTC building.

During the Vietnam conflict, Army ROTC enrollment increased, reaching a high of 423 in 1968. Many of these cadets served in Vietnam and four lost their lives. The ROTC building was named for one of these, 1st Lieutenant Russell A. Steindam, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Following the Vietnam era enrollment decreased and cross enrollment programs were established at several local colleges. These programs remain in effect at Concordia Lutheran College, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Community College.

Abridged from:

U.S. Army. "The University of Texas at Austin: Army ROTC." Go Army. Accessed January 27, 2014. http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/schools/the-university-of-texas-at-austin/history.html.

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings, programs, and other material chronicling the activities of the University of Texas Army ROTC, including the women’s auxiliary Cordettes, from 1947 to 2010. The bulk of the material is from the 1960s and relates to award presentations, company review lines, military balls, Round-Up parades, the ROTC band, female sponsors, the rifle team, and the Air Force ROTC. The collection also includes photographs and programs created since 1980 that were not formally incorporated into the eight primary scrapbooks.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
United States. Army. Women’s Auxiliary Corps.
University of Texas at Austin. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps -- Archives.
Subjects
Military education -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

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Related Material

See also the UT ROTC Time Capsule, 1957, UT Naval ROTC Records, 1940-1998, and UT ROTC Oral History Project, 2007-2008.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Army ROTC Scrapbooks, 1947-2010 (bulk 1960s), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Vanessa Attia, January 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/D19a Scrapbook pages [loose], 1948-1968
Scrapbook, undated circa 1950
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4N82d Scrapbook, 1947-1964
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4N82a Military Police Corps, 1947-1951
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4N82b Scrapbook, 1968-1969
Army ROTC brigade scrapbook, 1969-1970
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4N82c Clippings scrapbooks:
School year 1960-1961
School year 1961-1962
School year 1962-1963
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2.325/A110c Photographs, circa 1950, 1964-1965, 1966-1970
Photographs, programs, and correspondence, 1970-1982, undated
Photographs and programs, 1997-2010

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