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Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C. Records

Identifier: MS104

  • Staff Only


The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (R. O. T. C.) was established at Georgia Tech in 1926. These records document the history of the Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C. program through correspondence and program fliers.


  • 1928-1956


General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections


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Scope and Contents

The Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C. papers include announcements, correspondence, and a history of the organization. The announcements are for a 1956 seminar, detailing the program agenda, an invitation for freshman to apply for the R. O. T. C., and a 1928 newsletter recapping that year's summer cruise.

The correspondence includes letters to President Marion L. Brittain in 1930 regarding the three week summer cruise that the Naval R. O. T. C. students participated in, as well as annual reports from 1938 and 1941. Two invitations to Naval R. O. T. C functions are also included.

The history of the Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C. consists of a photocopy from a school publication, a typed history of the organization, and information concerning the rank of naval officers and the regulations of the training units. Also included are a copy and its revision detailing the instructional program of the Naval R. O. T. C.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C.

Georgia Tech was selected by the United States Navy Department in 1926 as one of six schools - the only one in the South to be so honored - to have a Naval Branch of the R. O. T. C. One of the main factors in its selection was the school's excellence in mathematical training, while overlooking its considerable distance (approximately 300 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean. President Lyman Hall, a West Point graduate, and Dean W. H. Emerson, a Naval Academy graduate, also were responsible for the placement of the R. O. T. C. program at Tech.

Fifty students were admitted into the organization per year for the first four years. A maximum of 200 students can be included in the Naval R. O. T. C. in a single academic year. A Naval Armory was built with federal funds and grants matched by the school.


The materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


The records were transferred from the vertical files (Accession #1993.0402; old number: 93-04-02).

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2000.

Inventory of the Georgia Tech Naval R. O. T. C. Records, 1928-1956
Yen M. Tang
Copyright 2001.
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA