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David L. Ruffner papers

Identifier: MS-0338
Professional and personal papers, primarily consisting of scrapbooks, photographs, and certificates.

Includes two scrapbooks dating from his U. S. Army career. The first covers 1943-1946, including information about the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. The second covers his assignment at Nuremberg Military Post, Germany, 1948-1950. The scrapbooks contain documents and photographs.

The collection also includes personal scrapbook and albums, ca. 1947; certificates and awards; miscellaneous photographs; Field Artillery School Annual, "The Shrapnel", 1925; guest book for Gen. and Mrs. Ruffner, 1949-1957; and Ruffner's Army personnel records.


  • 1940 - 1953


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2 cubic feet (2 record boxes)

Biographical / Historical

David Lewis Ruffner, b. 1896, Charleston, West Virginia; VMI Class of 1917; United States Army officer, 1917-1953, retiring with the rank of Major General; d, 1973, Metarie, Louisiana.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Separated Materials

Medals and other artifacts are located in the VMI Museum.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450