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Naval Science Department records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0042

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include yearbooks, brochures, research reports, and an audio cassette. They range in date from 1950-91, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Naval Studies Department.

Dates

  • 1944-1991

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Series 1 is closed to research for 25 years from date of record creation.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

In 1983 the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University approved plans to establish a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). As part of the agreement between the University and the Navy, GW established training courses, which combined with University courses, comprise a program in naval science. Especially pertinent to naval science instruction are courses in GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

NROTC midshipmen are required to complete the naval science courses and attend weekly professional seminars. During the summer, NROTC midshipmen participate in active duty at sea or shore-based training cruises for approximately four weeks. Upon receiving the baccalaureate and completing the NROTC program, qualified midshipmen are commissioned as ensigns in the Naval Reserve or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps Reserve. Commissioned naval officers go on to training in various warfare specialties and serve as surface or submarine officers, naval aviators, or SEALs. Marine Corps officers attend basic school in Quantico, Virginia, and serve in fields such as infantry, artillery, and aviation. Staff positions (intelligence, law, medicine) are not normally offered through NROTC.

Enrollment in NROTC is not a requirement for taking naval science courses. Any student enrolled at George Washington University may take naval science courses with the approval of the Professor of Naval Science. GW also offered courses in Military Science and Tactics from 1928-53.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 half hollingers 1 full hollinger)

Language

English

Abstract

Materials in this collection include yearbooks, brochures, research reports, and an audio cassette. They range in date from 1950-1991.

Collection Organization

Organized into three series: Naval ROTC, Departmental files, Reprints.

Acquisition Information

Materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Naval Studies Department.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Naval Science Department records, 1944-1991
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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