Guide to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Records, 1952-1998

Processed by Ariane Blanc; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Sanoian Special Collections Library
California State University, Fresno
5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
Fresno, California 93740-8014
Phone: (559) 278-2595
Fax: (559) 278-6952
Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
© 1999
California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Records, 1952-1998

Sanoian Special Collections Library



Henry Madden Library

Fresno, California

Contact Information:

  • Sanoian Special Collections Library
  • California State University, Fresno
  • 5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
  • Fresno, California 93740-8014
  • Phone: (559) 278-2595
  • Fax: (559) 278-6952
  • Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
Processed by:
Ariane Blanc
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1999 California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1952-1998
Creator: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Extent: 3 linear feet
Repository: Henry Madden Library (California State University, Fresno).

Sanoian Special Collections Library.
Fresno, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Acquisition

The records were donated by the AFROTC in 1999.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Records, Sanoian Special Collections Library, California State University, Fresno.

History

It is not clear when Detachment 035 of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps was originally established at Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno) but the earliest documentation of the unit dates back to February 5, 1952.
The unit was originally established in order to offer the option of two years of basic military training to all physically fit male undergraduates no less than fourteen years of age, and an advanced class in military training for the remainder of the undergraduate course. The unit's first year of operations started with eighty-four cadets. Detachment 035 was the first unit in the United States to have a woman enroll in a lower division course of Air Science as well as the first to admit community college students to its program when it accepted fifteen men from Fresno City College.
On December 5, 1980, the detachment was awarded the Air Force Oustanding Unit award by Colonel Charles H. Wilson, the Western Area Commander.
There was also a women's auxiliary to the Air Force ROTC called Angel Flight. These women raised money for events such as balls and field days enjoyed by Angel Flight members and the men in the AFROTC.

Scope and Content

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps records measure 3 linear feet and date from 1952 to 1998. These records include scrapbooks, photo albums and yearbooks of AFROTC Detachment 035 as well as scrapbooks from Angel Flight.

Container List

Box Box 1

Detachment 035

 

Background paper on Detachment 035, 1997

 

Class lists, 1979-1997

 

Photo albums

 

1984

 

1985

 

1989

 

Scrapbooks

 

1952

 

1958 [oversize: shelved in box 4]

Box Box 2

1970

 

1972-1973 (2 scrapbooks)

 

1975-1976

 

1978-1980

 

1980

 

1980-1981

 

Yearbooks

 

1995

 

1998

Box Box 3

Angel Flight

 

Scrapbooks

 

1963

 

1965-1966

Additional Note

[oversize: shelved in box 4]
 

1968

 

1968

 

1969

Box Box 4

Oversize:

 

Scrapbooks

 

AFROTC, 1958

 

Angel Flight, 1965-1966