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Collection Number: P0054

Collection Title: United States Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Photographic Collection, circa 1941-1985

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Size 1,562 items (10.9 linear feet)
Abstract The United States Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was established in 1926 as a training program on college campuses in preparation for service in the United States Naval Reserve. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill established a Navy ROTC unit in 1940, training students for service in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Navy ROTC program continues to train and prepare students for military service on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection includes 1,562 images depicting activities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Navy ROTC from 1941 to about 1985, including training, sailing, social and ceremonial events, awards, and graduating classes. Also included are images depicting aircraft carriers, battleships, and other naval watercraft and vehicles.
Creator United States. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Photograph Collection #P0054, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Materials were donated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1997.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The United States Navy ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) was established in 1926 as a training program on college campuses in preparation for service in the United States Naval Reserve. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill established a Navy ROTC unit in 1940, training students for service in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Navy ROTC program continues to train and prepare students for military service on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The United States Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Photographic Collection includes 1,562 images depicting activities of the ROTC from 1941 to about 1985, including training, sailing, social and ceremonial events, awards, and graduating classes. Also included are images depicting aircraft carriers, battleships, and other naval watercraft and vehicles.

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1562 images

Arrangement: Original order.

Photographs depict activities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States Navy ROTC from 1941 to about 1985, including training, sailing, social and ceremonial events, awards, and graduating classes. Also included are images depicting aircraft carriers, battleships, and other naval watercraft and vehicles.

Oversize Box 01

Photograph Album P0054/0001

Photograph album (1), circa 1941-1963 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Obox 01, Photoalbum P0054/0001

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Color Photographic Prints

192 images

Disassembled pages of a photographic album; includes images of events, graduation ceremonies, and graduating classes. Several images taken by Wootten-Moulton Studios, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Original tabs from album:

1943

1944

1951

1952

1953

Spring 1954

1956

Spring 1957

Fall 1958-Spring 1959

Fall 1959-Spring 1960

Fall 1960-Spring 1961

Fall 1961-Spring 1962

Fall 1962-Spring 1963

Oversize Box 02

Photograph Album P0054/0002

Photograph album (2), circa 1963-1966 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Obox 02, Photoalbum P0054/0002

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Color Photographic Prints

172 images

Disassembled pages of a photographic album; includes images of events, graduation ceremonies, and graduating classes.

Original tabs from album:

Spring 1963-Summer 1964

Spring 1964-Summer 1965

Spring 1965-Summer 1966

Oversize Box 03

Photograph Album P0054/0003

Photograph album (3), circa 1966-1969 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Obox 03, Photoalbum P0054/0003

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Color Photographic Prints

245 images

Disassembled pages of a photographic album; includes images of events, graduation ceremonies, and graduating classes.

Original tabs from album:

Summer 1966-Spring 1967

Summer 1967-Spring 1968

Fall 1968-Spring 1969

Oversize Box 04

Photograph Album P0054/0004

Photograph album (4), circa 1969-1973 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Obox 04, Photoalbum P0054/0004

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Color Photographic Prints

260 images

Disassembled pages of a photographic album; includes images of events, graduation ceremonies, and graduating classes.

Original tabs from album:

Summer 1969-Spring 1970

Summer 1970-Spring 1971

Summer 1971-Spring 1972

Summer 1972-Spring 1973

Flat Box 01

Photograph Album P0054/0005

Photograph album (5): "Rainbeau Pictures, Sailboat," circa 1981-1983 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Flatbox 01, Photoalbum P0054/0005

Black-and-White Photographic Prints and Color Photographic Prints

200 images

Album divided into sections labeled "Acquisition and Refurbishment of Rainbeau, Charleston," "Sailing '82," and "Sailing '83."

Flat Box 02

Photograph Album P0054/0006

Photograph album (6): UNC United States Navy ROTC Pistol Team, circa 1979-1984 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Flatbox 02, Photoalbum P0054/0006

Black-and-White Photographic Prints, Color Photographic Prints, Black-and-White Photographic Sheet Film, Color Photographic Sheet Film

Album includes images of events and awards related to UNC United States Navy ROTC Pistol Team.

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0007

Alumni event, circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0007

Color Photographic Prints

4 images

Print Box 01

Folder P0054/0008

U.S.S. North Carolina ACR-12 (1908), circa 1920s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Folder P0054/0008

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Print Box 01

Folder P0054/0009

U.S.S. North Carolina BB 55 (1941), circa 1940s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Folder P0054/0009

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Print Box 01

Folder P0054/0010

U.S.S. North Carolina BB 55 (1941), circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Folder P0054/0010

Printed Materials

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0011

Military Ceremony, circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0011

Color Photographic Prints

44 images

Print Box 01

Black and White Photographic Print P0054/0012

Military Training, circa 1940s-1950s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Bwpprint P0054/0012

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

19 images

Print Box 01

Black and White Photographic Print P0054/0013

Military Personnel, circa 1940s-1960s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Bwpprint P0054/0013

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

11 images

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0014

UNC ROTC Sailboat: "Rainbeau," circa 1984 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0014

Color Photographic Prints

11 images

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0015

UNC ROTC Sailboat: "Rainbeau," circa 1984 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0015

Color Photographic Prints

20 images

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0016

UNC ROTC Sailboat: "Rainbeau," circa 1984 #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0016

Color Photographic Prints

33 images

Print Box 01

Color Photographic Print P0054/0017

UNC ROTC Sailing, circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Cpprint P0054/0017

Color Photographic Prints

11 images

Print Box 01

Black and White 35mm Roll Film P0054/0018

UNC ROTC Sailing, circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, Bw35rollfilm P0054/0018

35mm Black-and-White Roll Film

45 images

Some of these images have prints in P0054/0014-P0054/0017.

Print Box 01

Color 35mm Roll Film P0054/0019

UNC ROTC Sailing, circa 1980s #P0054, Series: "Photographs, circa 1941-1985." Printbox 01, C35rollfilm P0054/0019

35mm Color Roll Film

175 images

Some of these images have prints in P0054/0014-P0054/0017.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, 2014

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, 2014

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