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Board of Visitors committee records

Identifier: RG-01-Committees

Records of standing and ad hoc committees of the VMI Board of Visitors. Historical documents include misc. 19th century records, including ledger concerning bonds, correspondence, reports, members' travel expenses, and receipts for meeting expenses (food, sundries).

Modern committee names include: Academic Affairs Committee; Audit Planning & Finance Committee (APF); External Relations ( Public Relations, Public Affairs ); Governmental Relations; Cadet and Military Affairs; Athletics; Nominating/Governance; Appeals; Executive


  • Majority of material found in 1864-ongoing; 1970 forward


Conditions Governing Access

This Record Group contains restricted records. Access to certain categories of archival records is restricted because they contain material protected under federal or state statutes governing privacy and confidentiality. These include, but are not limited to, student records, personnel records, and medical records.


6 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

The Board of Visitors is the governing body of the Virginia Military Institute. The first meeting was held in May 1839, several months before the first cadets matriculated.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 01, Board of Visitors

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450