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Air Force ROTC Photograph Collection, 1955-1956.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Air Force ROTC Photograph Collection, 1955-1956.
Physical description:1 linear ft. (1 flat box).
Language(s):In English


Arranged by type of material.


Scope and Content

The collection comprises a large Proof Album with multiple photographs (circa Spring 1955). This album contains several pages of proofs that were used in the Thunderbird 1955 yearbook. The proofs were also made available to the AF ROTC cadets to order photographs as indicated on the order page near the back of the album. Also, some snapshots and more formal photographs of peole in the Columbia Air Force ROTC.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Air Force ROTC Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed, 07/16/2012 PTL.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion August 1, 2012

Finding aid written in English.

    2012-08-01 File created.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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United States.--Air Force ROTC.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Edward B. Hanrahan was a cadet with the Columbia University Air Force ROTC. He graduated from Columbia in 1956, although he originally entered Columbia in the Fall of 1951 as a member of the Class of 1955. He served over twenty years as an officer in the Air Force. After retiring from the military, he was the registrar for, and member of the faculty of, Hampton University. Hanrahan passed away in December 2002.

Hanrahan loved photography and took quite of number of pictures during his university years, including events involving Columbia's Air Force ROTC program. There are a number of photographs and related that relate to Columbia University.