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NROTC/V-12 Collection

Call Number: MS029

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Navy V-12 Program publications, scrapbook, sword, aviation equipment, and military accessories. Also included are records from Army ROTC.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1941 -- 1945
  • Creation: 1938 -- 2011


Language of Materials



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The Navy V-12 Program was established in 1942 as part of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps to provide accelerated officer training at American colleges and universities in support of the war effort. During its existence at Tufts, more than 4,000 officers received their training on the Medford campus. Students enrolled in the program were able to complete their college studies, supplemented with special military training, prior to being commissioned in the navy. The School for War Service was organized to administer the naval programs.


37.5 Linear Feet (26 oversize boxes, 5 letter size document boxes, 3 flag boxes, 2 record cartons, 2 half letter size document boxes, 1 legal size document box, and 1 oversize folder )

10 Volumes

34 Digital Object(s)


This collection is organized into four series: Memorabilia; Publications; Exhibit Materials; Photographs.

Custodial History

Donated from various Tufts NROTC/V-12 veterans.

Related Materials

Objects related to the NROTC may be found in the David and Howard Arthur Lincon Collection (MS035).

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States