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VMI Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: RG-05-Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings providing a chronological view of VMI activities, events. Categories include general topics; sports, and special topics. From the 1950's forward these were compiled by the Public Relations staff; prior to that date they originated with various other employees, including the Librarian Nellie Gibbs. The Gibbs sometimes contain photographs pasted to pages.

General VMI Topics: 1845-1981; Sports/Athletics, 1920-1972; Special Topics: Hazing death of Thurber Sweet, 1915; firing of Professor Robert Kerlin, 1921; VMI Centennial, 1939; Glee Club, 1966-1967; Marshall Library Dedication, 1964.


  • 1845 - 1981


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Many scrapbooks are too large to be photocopied or scanned. Digital photography is allowed.


30 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

These scrapbooks were created by VMI offices. They are distinct from cadet compiled personal scrapbooks.

Physical Location

Archives Stacks, Oversized shelving

Related Materials

Cadet created scrapbooks are also available for many eras; bulk 1910-1950

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450