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Historical theses and student papers

Identifier: RG-03-Theses-Historical
This collection contains two types of papers. First, theses submitted for a graduate or professional degree as described in the Biographical/Historical note. Second, cadet papers submitted to professors in various disciplines. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1890's - 1930's.


  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1930

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions


14 boxes

Biographical / Historical

About the theses in this collection:

VMI offered a professional / graduate degrees for a brief period from the late 19th century - early 20th century.

From the 1914 catalog:

"Graduates in the course of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Liberal Arts are eligible, five years after date of graduation, for the degrees of Civil Engineer (C. E.), Electrical Engineer (E. E.), Master of Science (M. S.), or Master of Arts (M. A.), respectively. A candidate for one of these degrees must have pursued successfully and with distinction professional, educational, or graduate work as a continuation and extension of the special course pursed as an undergraduate. He must submit to the Academic Board a synopsis of his work since graduation and an approved thesis.


Papers are arranged alphabetically by name of author

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 03, Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Superintendent for Academics

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450