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Joseph R. Anderson, Jr. papers

Identifier: MS-0043
This collection consists of drafts and related correspondence for a three part, largely unpublished, work entitled "A Complete History of the Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1924." One part was eventually published as "VMI in the World War." Also included are miscellaneous VMI-related notes and papers.


  • 1891-1930


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Conditions Governing Use

There are no known restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. The VMI Archives must be cited as the source of the content in publication. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.


1 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Reid Anderson, Jr. was born in 1851 in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from VMI in 1871, and had a lifelong association with VMI as a faculty member, Alumni Association president, and official "historiographer." He also was an iron manufacturer and farmer at Lee, Goochland County, Virginia. Anderson died in 1930.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph Anderson estate

Related Materials

See individual alumni files for Anderson's extensive notes and correspondence concerning former cadets.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450