Air Force ROTC Photographs, 1994-2005  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

United States. Air Force ROTC.
Air Force ROTC Photographs
1994-2005 (inclusive)
0.15 cubic foot, including 97 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 281
The Air Force ROTC Photographs consist of images of Air Force cadets at Oregon State University and document ROTC training and activities. The Air Force ROTC unit at Oregon State was established in 1949.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Air Force ROTC unit at Oregon State University was established in 1949. Detachment 685 is known as the Flying Beavs.

The Arnold Air Society is a national honorary community service organization for Air Force ROTC cadets. Silver Wings serves a similar purpose of community service and is composed of cadets who are not active members of the Arnold Air Society as well as civilian college students.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Air Force ROTC Photographs document the ROTC unit's training and activities at Oregon State University. The images depict cadets in their squadron units, formal cadet inspections, physical training exercises, participation in the Arnold Air Society/Silver Wings National Conclave, and a wedding in the Memorial Union. Photographs of a football game half-time show featuring the Silver Wings Drill Team and Color Guard are also included.

Most of the items in the collection are color prints; a few b/w prints are included. About half of the photographs are in an album, with detailed descriptions, that was assembled by members of the Silver Wings Drill Team and Color Guard. These images depict the team marching in a parade as well as social activities.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Air Force ROTC Photographs (P 281), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The photographs were transferred to the Archives in 2010.

Future Additions

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials

Materials documenting the Air Force ROTC at Oregon State University, including scrapbooks, plaques, and other materials, are part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Records (RG 058). The Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films (FV P 056) consists of footage of the Apollo space flight simulator constructed by Oregon State University Air Force ROTC cadets in 1962; a sound recording of students in the simulator is available in the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings (OH 03).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State University--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints.