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CONTINGENT OF THE CANADIAN OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS FONDS. - - 1939-1988 - 0.30 m of textual records. - 110 multimedia documents.

Reference Number: 100

Administrative history

A unit of the University of Ottawa Contingent of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC) is established in October 1939. It consists of one company with headquarters and three platoons. In January 1940, the Contingent into a battalion. In 1941, it has 558 members. Its recruits come primarily from the University of Ottawa and Saint Patrick's College. The goal of the Contingent is to train Canadian Non-Permanent Active Militia officers and to simultaneously allow them to achieve university education. More than 1000 members of the Contingent participated in the Second World War and more than a hundred are either injured or killed. In 1946, the Training Corps offer a post-war programme. In 1967, according to a study, the Department of National Defense decides to abolish the Militia. On May 31, 1968, the University of Ottawa Contingent is disbanded.

Scope and content

The fonds contain files which documents the University of Ottawa Contingent of the Canadian officer's training corps (COTC). It includes annual reports (1949-1968), Historical notes, training manuals, guest books, correspondence, lists of personnel and news clippings. The fonds also consist of photographs of military personnel, training activities, and a film of a military review in Valcartier (Québec). Textile and artifact material are described within the Artifact Collection and Textile Collection inventories.

Immediate source of acquisition: Administrative Transfer.

Languages: French and English.

Restrictions: Documents containing confidential and personal information are restricted to consultation and reproduction.The records are submitted to the Copyright's Act.

Finding aids: Inventory of textuals records; inventory of multimedias records.

Associated material: Corps-école C.E.O.C. (JE 458), Archives Deschâtelets, 175 Main St., Ottawa, Ont., K1S 1C3.

Accessions: No more accruals are expected.


FONDS CORPS-ÉCOLE D - 1939-1988 - 0,30 m de documents textuels. - 10 documents multimédias.

Numéro de fond: 100

Portée et contenu

Le fonds contient des dossiers portant sur les fonctions du Contingent du corps-école d'officiers canadiens de l'Université d'Ottawa (CEOC). Il comprend des rapports annuels (1949-1968), notes historiques, des manuels de formation, des livres d'invités, de la correspondance, des listes du personnel et des coupures de presse. Le fonds contient également des photographies de personnel militaire et d'activités d'entraînement, ainsi qu'un film sur une revue militaire à Valcartier (Québec). Certains documents textiles et artéfacts sont décrits dans les inventaires suivants : la Collection des textiles et la Collection des artéfacts.

Source immédiate d'acquisition: Transfert administratif.

Langues: Français et anglais.

Restrictions: Les documents contenant des informations personnelles et confidentielles sont restreints à la consultation et à la reproduction.Les documents sont soumis à la Loi sur les droits d'auteur.

Instruments de recherche: Inventaire des documents textuels; inventaire des documents multimédia.

Documents connexes: Corps-école (C.E.O.C.) (JE 458), Archives Deschâtelets, 175 rue Main, Ottawa, Ont., K1S 1C3.

Versements complémentaires: Aucun autre versement n'est attendu.

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