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Diary, 1927

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Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3386
Diary, 1927
Diary, 1927

Dates

  • 1927

Creator

Description

Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened." The diary details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event.

As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to authorities at once."

The situation was resolved after the Corps heard speeches from several alumni and parents, and they voted to return to duty.