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Minutes of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors

Identifier: RG-01-Minutes
This collection comprises the official public minutes of the VMI Board of Visitors. The first meeting of the Board was held in May 1839. A significant portion of historical minutes have been digitized and are available online, including those for the Civil War era. Modern minutes (from 1982-forward) are also available online.


  • 1839 - [ongoing]



25 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

The Board of Visitors is the governing body of the Virginia Military Institute. The first Board meeting was held in May 1839 and it has operated continuously since that time.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 01, Board of Visitors


Physical minutes (bound volumes) are periodically transferred from the Secretary to the Board. Digital minutes are captured from the VMI website and added to digital repository as soon as minutes are posted.

Online Access

Minutes from 1982 forward, as well as Civil War era and other historical minutes are available online

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450