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David L. Ruffner papers Edit


MS 0338


  • 1940 – 1953 (Creation)


  • 2 cubic feet (Whole)
    2 record boxes


  • Scope and Contents

    Professional and personal papers, primarily consisting of scrapbooks, photographs, and certificates.

    Includes two scrapbooks dating from his U. S. Army career. The first covers 1943-1946, including information about the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. The second covers his assignment at Nurnburg Military Post, Germany, 1948-1950. The scrapbooks contain documents and photographs.

    The collection also includes personal scrapbook and albums, ca. 1947; certificates and awards; miscellaneous photographs; Field Artillery School Annual, "The Shrapnel", 1925; guest book for Gen. and Mrs. Ruffner, 1949-1957; and Ruffner's Army personnel records.

  • Biographical / Historical

    David Lewis Ruffner, b. 1896, Charleston, West Virginia; VMI Class of 1917; United States Army officer, 1917-1953, retiring with the rank of Major General; d, 1973, Metarie, Louisiana.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

  • Preferred Citation

    David L. Ruffner Papers. Manuscript # 0338. Virginia Military Institute Archives

  • Separated Materials

    Medals and other artifacts are located in the VMI Museum.


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    Mixed Materials
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