Collection Number: 40090

Collection Title: Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1967-1983

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract The Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense was established in 1972 after an ad hoc committee recommended that the university's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs be integrated into the academic process. The Curriculum was created to administer the ROTC programs and to plan and oversee the courses that would be taught under them. Correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and courses taught in the Curriculum for Peace, War and Defense. There is much material on course development; the scheduling of special speakers, lectures and seminars; and negotiations with the U.S. Navy and Air Force on officer-training requirements.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40090, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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On 19 April 1969, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences appointed an ad hoc committee of the college's Administrative Board to study the current status of and to make recommendations for changing the administration of the campus Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs. The committee's report, known as the Taylor Report, was dated 18 December 1969. It reviewed the histories of the Naval (established in 1940) and the Air Force (established in 1947) ROTC programs at the university and recommended that these programs be fully integrated into the campus academic process. To accomplish this goal, the committee advocated that the ROTC programs be organized under a new Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense. The curriculum's director, assisted by an advisory committee, was to oversee course revisions and the appointment of teaching personnel to assure compliance with the ad hoc committee's recommendations.

On 9 April 1970, the Faculty Council adopted the Taylor Report and stipulated that the new curriculum should be instituted by the fall semester of 1971. Due to protracted negotiations with the Air Force over approval of the required course revisions, appointment of the curriculum director and initiation of the new curriculum were delayed. Agreement with the Air Force was finally achieved early in December 1971, and on 1 July 1972, Samuel R. Williamson was appointed Director of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense.

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Records of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense relate to the development of its academic program and to its incorporation into the university's academic program. There is much material on course development; the scheduling of special speakers, lectures and seminars; and negotiations with Navy and Air Force personnel on the officer-training requirements of the services. The records are especially valuable for their reflection of the campus mood during the Vietnam War years.

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The files in this series relate to overall administration of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense. Records of Advisory Committee actions, correspondence and negotiations with the Navy and Air Force on the assignment of personnel and the approval of new contracts, as well as correspondence with and reports to campus administrators, will be found in this series.

Box 1

Accreditation of ROTC, Committee on, 1969-1973 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

(Taylor Report)

Advisory Committee on Curriculum, 1970-1981 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Annual Reports, 1973-1979 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Budget, 1977-1979 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Foundations: Babcock Foundation, 1973 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Foundations: Ford Foundation Proposal, 1975-1979 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Foundations: North Carolina Humanities Committee Proposal, 1979 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: General, 1972-1974; 1976-1978 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: Aerospace Studies/AFROTC, 1967-1968; 1971-1981; 1985 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: Arts and Sciences, 1973-1979; 1981-1982; 1985 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: Chancellor Taylor, 1972-1976 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: Department of History, 1973-1977 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Correspondence: Naval Science/NROTC, 1968-1985 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 1

Box 2

Disenrollment, 1971-1978 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

Enrollment, 1977; 1981 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

Five Year Plan, 1974-1976 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

Military Academy Candidates, 1976-1978 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

Outside Organizations: Association of NROTC Colleges, 1972-1974; 1976-1980 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

Outside Organizations: United States Army Military History Research Collection, 1972-1976 #40090, Series: "1. Administrative Files." Box 2

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Series 2 consists of records documenting the programs, seminars and speakers sponsored by the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense. The following list provides the name of the Program/Speaker, the date, and in parentheses when available, the title of the lecture.

Programs: Amnesty Panel, 1972-1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: ROTC Conference, 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: Arms Control Seminar, February 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: Japanese Festival, January 1977 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: Tet Offensive Program, February 1978 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: All Volunteer Services Symposium, 1977-1979 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: Iranian Symposium, March 1979 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: John Wayne Festival, October 1979 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Programs: Price Peace Lecture, 1982-1983 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Admiral Zumwalt, "Sea Power and the Silent War," 3 November 1972 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Jerome Kahan, "Salt II and Beyond: The Coming Issue of Arms Control," 29 January 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Josiah Bunting, "Military Fiction," 16 April 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Chalmers Roberts, "Watergate, National Security and the Press: What are the Limits?" 25 September 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: General Royal Allison, "Negotiating Salt I with the Russians," 15 October 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Richard Wasserstrom, "War Crimes: Some Problems of Responsibility," 13 December 1973 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Les Aspin, "Legislating Defense Policy," 28 January 1974 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: General Robert White, 4 February 1974 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Johnathan Steinberg, "The Risorgimento: Ideological and Economic Backwardness in 19th Century Italy," 15 October 1974 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Ronald Coons, 1974 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Walter Lafeber, "Roosevelt, Churchill and the Origins of American Involvement in Indochina," 15 January 1975 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Dr. Benjamin Spock, 17 September 1978 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: James W. Kerr, "Dr. Strangelove on the Beach, or Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About All Out War," 19 November 1979 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

Speakers: Barry Lynne, "The Case Against Registration and the Draft," 20 March 1980 #40090, Series: "2. Programs and Speakers." Box 2

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