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Air Force ROTC Records

Identifier: UNMA-052

Scope and Content Note

The Air Force ROTC records document their activities between 1949 and 2011. The collection is organized into two series. The first series, Administration, contains information about funding, contracts, correspondence, newsletters and institutional agreements. It also includes scrapbooks with flyers, pictures, and media coverage. The Administration series is arranged chronologically. The second series is Audio and Video Materials. It includes photographs, photo albums and slides arranged chronologically. There are also floppy disks and CDs containing annuals reports, special events programs, recruiting and general publicity.


  • 1949-2011

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution

Organizational History

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of the three primary commissioning sources for officers in the United States Air Force. AFROTC units are located on 145 college and university campuses. AFROTC units at colleges and universities are called "detachments," and are headed by an active duty USAF officer.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment (Det) 510 was first established at UNM in 1949. The core charge is training potential, highly qualified students/cadets into the next generation of United States Air Force officer leadership. Upon successful completion of the AFROTC program, typically over four years, individuals receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.


13.5 Cubic Feet (17 Boxes)


Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) records document the activities of the Detachment (Det) 510 between 1949 and 2011. Det 510 was first established at the University of New Mexico in 1949 and it is one of 145 detachments across the nation.
Finding Aid of the Air Force ROTC Records, 1949-2011
Valerio Di Fonzo
© 2019
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131