Skip to main content

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps records

Identifier: ACA-0017-001

Collection Statement

This collection contains information on addresses, a constitution and history, defense information, reports on inspection, and other information. It also includes banners, the GMC Award Plaque, the John M. Crouch Memorial Plaque, and the IBM Testimonial Plaque.


  • 1930 - 1973


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University. Folder #21 in DC 770 contains applications for the ROTC program and is sealed.

Historical Sketch

The history of the AFROTC at DePauw can be traced back to the post-World War I Student Army Training Corps. In 1950 the barracks on College Avenue was converted to a food laboratory for the home economics department and eventually furnished quarters for both the Air Force R.O.T.C. and the International Studies Program. In 1951 the Defense Department responded by instituting a unit of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at DePauw. After the American invasion of Cambodia in May 1970, the South College Avenue headquarters was the scene of student arson. Since then there have been students enrolled in the ROTC program in conjunction with Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.


1.28 Cubic Feet (3 document cases, 2 volumes)

Language of Materials


Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps records A.F.R.O.T.C.
Wesley Wilson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States