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Joseph R. Anderson, Jr. papers

Identifier: MS-0043
The papers (ca. 1 cubic foot), consist of drafts and related correspondence for a three part, largely unpublished work entitled "A Complete History of the Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1924".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. b. 1851 Richmond, Virginia; graduate Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1871; lifelong association with VMI as faculty member, Alumni Association president, and official "historiographer;" iron manufacturer, farmer at Lee, Goochland County, Va.; d. 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