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Municipal University of Omaha. Air Force ROTC

 Organization

Biography

Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 "Wolfpack" is the detachment of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (prior to 1968, the Municipal University of Omaha). Discussion about establishing a ROTC unit on the University of Omaha campus began as early as 1936. In 1948, the OU Board of Regents authorized an application for an Air ROTC unit at the university. In 1951, the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) unit at OU was assigned its first U.S. Air Force officer, Major R. E. Whaley, Assistant Professor of Air Science. AFROTC Detachment 470 remains active at the University of Nebraska at Omaha today.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

AFROTC Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1-18
Identifier: UNO-0220
Scope and Contents

The Air Force ROTC scrapbooks include photographs, news clippings, programs, and other ephemera documenting the activities of the OU and UNO AFROTC. A scrapbook was usually assembled to document an academic year.

Dates: 1951-1985

Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 Scrapbook Presented to OU President Milo and Josephine Bail Upon the Retirement of Milo Bail, 1965

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UNO-0088
Scope and Contents The Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 Scrapbook Presented to OU President Milo and Josephine Bail Upon the Retirement of Milo Bail, 1965, is a single-volume, fabric-covered binder containing letters and photographs from student alumni and staff members of OU Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 470. The letters congratulate Dr. Milo Bail (1898-1984) on his retirement as president of the Municipal University of Omaha, a position he held from 1948 to 1965. The scrapbook is...
Dates: 1965

Angel Flight Records

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0222
Scope and Contents

The Angel Flight collection includes matted portraits of honorary colonels and flight leaders from the 1950s and three scrapbooks from the 1950s through 1978. Two of the three scrapbooks have been disassembled; each of the scrapbooks has customized covers including decorations. The scrapbooks include photographs, news clippings, programs, artifacts, and other material documenting the activities and members of the Angel Flight and Air Force ROTC at the university.

Dates: 1950-1978

Arnold Air Society Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0223
Scope and Contents

The Arnold Air Society scrapbooks document the tenth annual military ball on March 3, 1961, and activities of the organization from 1966-1968.

Dates: 1961-1968

Eva Swanson Papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0224
Scope and Contents

The papers of Eva Swanson include material about OU and UNO especially Air Force ROTC. The collection includes two scrapbooks about AFROTC, an unidentified reel-to-reel audiotape, a copy of Swanson's Reflections in Time interview, reunion material, a UNO calendar, and other material produced by and about the university and AFROTC.

Dates: 1945-2006