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Commandant of Cadets Historical Records

Identifier: RG-10-Commandant-Historical
Bound and unbound historical records documenting the operation of the Commandant's office and of the Corps of Cadets. The earliest examples date from 1839, the first year of the Institute. Items include: guard records, morning reports, demerit books, inspection books, permit books, muster rolls, record of events, penalty tour and confinement records, Commandant orders and memoranda, World War I Training Camp (1917-1918), ordnance stores (1858, 1861), George C. Marshall signed amnesty document, Scott Shipp correspondence


  • Majority of material found within 1839 - 1950



18 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

The Commandant of Cadets is the senior VMI administrator in charge of military life at the Institute. The Commandant oversees Barracks life, military training, physical training, Corps discipline, and other related areas. This position has existed since the opening of the Institute in 1839.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 10, Commandant

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450