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Virginia Military Institute. Library


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Catalogue of Library, Virginia Military Institute, 1855

Identifier: RG-16-Historical-Catalog, 1855
Scope and Contents The first known printed library catalog at VMI, listing books available as of 1855. The original catalog is extant through page 64. Pages 65-80 are available through a photocopy provided by the Library of Congress. The entire publication is viewable online.

Francis H. Smith Circular Letter Soliciting Items to Establish a Museum at VMI

Identifier: RG-02-Outgoing-18450227
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute printed circular, signed in ink by Superintendent Francis H. Smith, petitioning alumni for donations of "Curiousities, both literary and natural" to help establish a Museum at VMI. This examples is dated February 27, 1845, and addressed to William S. Beale, a member of the Class of 1843.

Also mentions addition to Barracks, new Gun House, Society of Cadets Hall, and Library.

Records of the Library of the Virginia Military Institute

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-16-Library
Scope and Contents Primarily historical records documenting the operation of the Virginia Military Institute Library. Includes historical printed catalogs and accessions books, subject files, annual reports of the Librarian, photographss.

Preston Library renovation move [dvd], 1994 - 1995

 Item — Box: 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 235
Identifier: DVD235
Scope and Contents In December 1994 Preston Library collections and staff moved out the building while it was being renovated. The project was completed in the Spring of 1996. During this time the bulk of the books were stored in a local unoccupied building (known as "the Roses building" after a department store that once occupied it); other storage locations were Cocke Hall, Smith Hall, and misc. other local locations. Library reference and circulation services were provided out of old Lejeune Hall (which was...