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

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.

The History of Integration at VMI, April 26, 2019 [digital video recording]

Identifier: RG 14.01-Affiliated-Alumni Association-Video [digital]
Content Description The History of Integration at VMI program featured a panel discussion with Harry W. Gore, Jr., Adam L. Randolph III, Richard E. Valentine, Jr., and Philip L. Wilkerson Jr., who, along with Larry H. Foster, were the first African Americans to matriculate at the Virginia Military Institute in September 1968. The panel commemorated the 50th anniversary of the year (1968-1969) that these five men matriculated at VMI. It took place on April 26, 2019, and was moderated by Col. Keith E. Gibson.

VMI Alumni Association Collection

Identifier: RG-14-Affiliated-Alumni Association
Scope and Contents The VMI Alumni Association is a private organization affiliated with VMI; the VMI Archives does not house the records of the Association. However, the Archives does preserve printed material, publications created by the Association, some Class reunion material, and related material (e.g. photograph collection from the office of the Alumni Review), and miscellaneous subject files on topics of general interest. This collection also includes some historical minutes of the Association.