ROTC Must Go!

ID Number: 19696
Maker: Contempt; Peace Press; Committee to Abolish ROTC
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1970
Place Made: North America: United States; California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 57 cm x 44.2 cm; 22 7/16 in x 17 3/8 in
Main Subject: Viet Nam War Era; Militarism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
ROTC Must Go! Contempt Special Issue No.1 November 1, 1970 [IWW union bug] For further information: Committee Against ROTC c/o CONTEMPT at W.L.A. People's Office 1700 Westwood Blvd. Rm. 103B Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 475-5222


Acquisition Number: 2002-007

Notes:
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based officer commissioning program. ROTC produces officers for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces except the U.S. Coast Guard. ROTC students are offered college scholarships in exchange for extended periods of active military service. During the Viet Nam War, protesting students pushed ROTC programs out of many colleges and universities. Some ROTC buildings, including California’s Stanford University and Ohio’s Kent State University, were torched. Banning ROTC became illegal in 1994, under the Solomon Amendment, which denied federal funding to any university that prevented the military from “maintaining, establishing or operating” ROTC on its campus. Sources: Wikipedia http://yaleherald.com/news/after-dadt-questions-remain-for-rotc/


Production Notes: on red paper with IWW union bug logo.

Copyright Status:
Public domain.


Exhibition Annotation:
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based officer commissioning program. ROTC produces officers for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces except the U.S. Coast Guard. ROTC students are offered college scholarships in exchange for extended periods of active military service. During the Viet Nam War, Committees Against ROTC formed on campuses throughout California and the nation. Protesting students pushed ROTC programs out of many colleges and universities. Some ROTC buildings, including Stanford University and Kent State University, were torched. Banning ROTC became illegal in 1994, under the Solomon Amendment, which denied federal funding to any university that prevented the military from “maintaining, establishing or operating” ROTC on its campus.



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