The collection consists of drawings by Cadet Albert Z. Conner, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1966, including 21 sketches of various VMI scenes and one sketchbook containing illustrations used in the 1966 publication "The VMI Coloring Book".
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Albert Z. Conner collection. Manuscript # 0293. Virginia Military Institute Archives
Conner graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1966. He received his master’s degree in government from Georgetown University in 1981. He served for 30 years in the federal service; consisting of 12 years in the regular army in the infantry and military intelligence branches; and 18 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency (including a 12-year detail with the Central Intelligence Agency). His military experience included two combat tours in Vietnam. In later life he was an author and historian. Died 2016.