Guide to the Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United States. Air Force ROTC.
Title: Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films
Dates: 1962 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot, including 2 films (1 box)
Collection Number: FV P 056
Summary: The Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films consist of footage of the 1962 Apollo Project at Oregon State University to construct a space flight simulator.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

The Air Force ROTC unit at Oregon State University was established in 1949. The goal of the Apollo Project at Oregon State University was to construct a three-man space simulator and train a crew for a final 48-hour simulated flight. According to a report in the 16 January 1962 Barometer, the crew would conduct test flights during which they would apply navigation principles to maintain a prescribed course of flight. The simulator was constructed of aluminum and plywood.

Content Description

The Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films document the Apollo space flight simulator constructed by Oregon State University Air Force ROTC cadets. The collection includes two reels of 16 mm b/w silent film, approximately 25 feet each.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films (FV P 056), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

These films were acquired by the Archives prior to 1966.

Related Materials :  

Additional materials pertaining to Air Force ROTC at Oregon State University are available in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Records (RG 058).


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Flight simulators
  • Manned space flight.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Silent films.
    • Other Creators :
    • Oregon State University. Dept. of Air Force Studies.

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