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George C. Scott, Jr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0513
Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened". Details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event.

As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to authorities at once."

The situation was resolved after the Corps heard speeches from several alumni and parents, and they voted to return to duty.

Dates

  • 1927

Creator

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Extent

1 items

Biographical / Historical

George C. Scott, Jr.; born 1909, died 1962 at Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1930; World War II veteran, Pacific theater; businessman and social leader in Richmond.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
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Lexington VA 24450
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