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Catalogue of Library, Virginia Military Institute, 1855

 Item
Identifier: RG-16-Historical-Catalog, 1855
Scope and Contents The first known printed library catalog at VMI, listing books available as of 1855. The original catalog is extant through page 64. Pages 65-80 are available through a photocopy provided by the Library of Congress. The entire publication is viewable online.

Francis H. Smith Circular Letter Soliciting Items to Establish a Museum at VMI

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Identifier: RG-02-Outgoing-18450227
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute printed circular, signed in ink by Superintendent Francis H. Smith, petitioning alumni for donations of "Curiousities, both literary and natural" to help establish a Museum at VMI. This examples is dated February 27, 1845, and addressed to William S. Beale, a member of the Class of 1843.

Also mentions addition to Barracks, new Gun House, Society of Cadets Hall, and Library.

Records of the Library of the Virginia Military Institute

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-16-Library
Scope and Contents Primarily historical records documenting the operation of the Virginia Military Institute Library. Includes historical printed catalogs and accessions books, subject files, annual reports of the Librarian, photographss.