Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Military Science and Tactics records
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In 1892-1894, when he was the professor of military science & tactics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Harry Leroy Hawthorne kept a notebook which includes his history of the Department of Military Science and Tactics, 1865-1893, and annual reports of the department for the years 1892-93 and 1893-94. Hawthorne was succeeded by John Bigelow who wrote an annual report for the year 1894-95. A number of other professors used the notebook to record information over the years including annual reports of the department for the years 1893 to 1897, 1899 to 1905, 1907, and 1908.
- 1893 - 1908
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Compulsory military training for all students has its origins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in conformity with the requirements of an act of Congress, dated 2 July 1862, in the midst of the U.S. Civil War. Training was implemented at MIT when the first group of students entered in 1865.
A Department of Military Science and Tactics was created in 1903, although a professor of military science, an officer in the regular army, was continuously engaged from the establishment of the Institute until that date to teach military science. Institute catalogs refer to the department as the Department of Military Science, the Department of Military Science and Tactics, and the Department of Military Tactics. The department was discontinued in 1917 when the Student Army Training Corps was established at MIT. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) was established at the Institute during the academic year 1919-1920.
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- Hawthorne, Harry L.
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