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University of Northern Colorado, Military Programs records

 Collection — Box: RG007.042
Identifier: RG007-S032

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection documents the Army Air Forces Western Technical Training Command (AAFWTC), the Army Air Force Clerical School (AAFCS), and ROTC program. The AAFWTC material includes correspondence, reports, army regulations, training manuals, curriculum instruction, syllabi, histories, photographs, historical data, a list of classes, and a list of instructors (1942-1946). The AFCCS material documents the history of the 3464th School Squadron from 1951-1952. ROTC material contains brochures, correspondence, and articles (1955-1985). There is also material documenting veterans associated with the University of Northern Colorado.


  • 1918 - 2014
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1952


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

The University of Northern Colorado contracted three times with the United States government to train military personnel. The first time occured during World War II (1942 to 1946) and the second time during the Korean War (1951-1952). In addition, an Air Force ROTC unit began in 1951. During World War I the University had a Student Army Training Corps (SATC) program on campus and offered military courses. During World War II, the U.S. Air Force, then still part of the U.S. Army, contracted to train personnel at Colorado State College of Education. The post was offically activated on November 3, 1942. During the Korean War, the College contracted to operate an Air Force clerical school.

An ROTC program began at the University of Northern Colorado in the Fall quarter of 1951. The program was integrated with the regular college academic degree requirements to permit students to receive undergraduate credit for Air Science courses. Individual college catalogs for the various years provide information about the ROTC program. Due to declining enrollment Air Force ROTC Detachment 100 was deactivated in 1987 and merged with Detachment 90 at Colorado State University.


1.10 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains documents on the Army Air Forces Western Technical Training Command, the Army Air Force Clerical School, and ROTC program.

Related Materials

See also RG008, University of Northern Colorado Non-Academic Administration collection (RG8 S4 F1: Turner-Barnhart Files).

Variant Identifier Number

The former identifier number for this collection was RG007-S005-F11. It was changed in December 2017 during the RG collection management project for the purpose of consistent identifiers.

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Inventories prepared in 2010. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639