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Municipal University of Omaha. Air Force ROTC

 Organization

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 9 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.

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

 Collection — Box: All
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 cloth-covered binder containing photographs and letters to the Bails from members and alumni of AFROTC Detachment 470. The letters express congratulations for Milo Bail's retirement, some sharing memories of experiences at the University of Omaha.

Angel Flight Cape and Cap, circa 1951

 Item — Object: Angel Flight [1]
Scope and Contents Cape and hat worn by the first Angel Flight members at the university where Angel Flight began in 1951. The cap is blue with white piping. The cape is white with blue and white collar and shoulder rank insignia. The cape was worn over a dark blue sweater and straight skirt. Also included in the box is an 8x10 black and white photograph of Angel Flight members with a minister.

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.

Angels Flight Cape and Hat; Feathers beanie cap, circa 1956

 File — Box: Angel Flight [3]
Scope and Contents The Angels Flight cape and hat and Feathers beanie cap of Marilyn Johnson Haman, OU class of 1956.

Angels Flight Uniform and Memorabilia of Judith Shinkle, 1965-1966

 File — Box: Angel Flight [4]
Scope and Contents Angels Flight uniform including hat of Judith Anderson Shinkle. Anderson was the director of the Angelairs Choir and also included are copies of sheet music and Angelair sign-up sheet.

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.

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.

University of Omaha Air Force ROTC Flag, circa 1965

 Item — Box: AFROTC [1]
Scope and Contents A flag of the University of Omaha Air Force ROTC.