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Henry A. Wise papers

Identifier: MS-0123
This collection consists of the personal papers of Henry A. Wise, including general correspondence, family correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the publication of his book "Drawing Out the Man: The VMI Story." Inventory is available upon request.


  • 1894-1982


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.
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6 cubic feet (11 boxes and oversized items)

Biographical / Historical

Henry Alexander Wise was born in 1906, in Watertown, New York. He graduated VMI in 1927 and went on to become a lawer. He was also a Captain in the United States Army during World War II and a New York state legislator. Wise is the author of the book "Drawing Out the Man: The VMI Story." He died in 1982 in Lexington, Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts stacks and oversized case 2

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450