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Benjamin Bowering collection

 Digital Collection
Benjamin Bowering collection
Benjamin Bowering collection


  • 1916-1935


Digital Collection Description

Digital version of the Benjamin Bowering Collection. Collection consists of the original manuscript score of the VMI Spirit (the official song of the Virginia Military Institute), written by Benjamin Bowering while he was as Assistant Professor at VMI in 1916. The manuscript is 10.5" x 12.5", with composition in pencil and annotations by the composer. The collection also includes on typescript letter (March 16, 1935) from Bowering to VMI's Librarian Nellie Gibbs, in which he explains the history of the song.