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Virginia Military Institute -- Curricula

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Departments, Annual Reports, 19th century, 1843-1848; 1865-1899

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Scope and Contents A chronological file, 1843-1848; 1865-1899, containing examples of academic department annual reports from the 19th century. These reports from the various academic departments were submitted to the Superintendent and help to document the early academic history of the Institute. This file includes early reports by John T. L. Preston (Languages), and Thomas H. Williamson (Engineering), as well as reports by other early faculty members. The series has many gaps; for example, none from the...

Barton Family papers

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Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended the Virginia Military Institute during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a...

Cadet drawings, class assignments and exercises

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Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents A collection of 19th century cadet drawings (approximately 200 items) completed primarily as assignments for Professor Thomas H. Williamson's architecture, engineering, and drawing courses at the Virginia Military Institute. A few of the drawings were completed for a geometry course and other mathematics courses, or were not class assignments.Some of the geometry drawings are signed by the supervising professors, including e.g. Superintendent Francis H. Smith, who also...

Charles J. Hansrote cadet chemistry notes

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Identifier: MS-0419
Scope and Contents Class notes (4 notebooks) belonging to Cadet Charles J. Hansrote, Jr. (VMI Class of 1952), containing notes for chemistry courses. Also includes two mechanical drawings.

Department of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Manuals

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Identifier: RG-17-ME-manuals
Content Description Examples of manuals used by cadets in the department of Mechanical Engineering Energy Lab during the 1980's - 2002.

Edward C. Shepherd collection

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Identifier: MS-0019
Scope and Contents The collection contains three notebooks, two miscellaneous documents, and an annotated analytical geometry text that belonged to Virginia Military Institute Cadet Edward C. Shepherd during his years as a VMI student, 1851-1855. The first notebook contains approximately 50 pen and ink, hand-tinted drawings by Shepherd; these were completed as assignments for VMI courses and some bear the signature of Superintendent Francis H. Smith (" Examined correct, F.H. Smith"). This book also includes a...

George V. Atkison notebook

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Identifier: MS-0321
Scope and Contents One 3-ring binder containing Organic Chemistry class notes, and misc. other notes, kept by Cadet George V. Atkison, VMI Class of 1940.

James D. Hankins papers

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Identifier: MS-0144
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1920-1921, written by Cadet James D. Hankins to his cousin Florence. He describes many features of cadet life during the early 1920's, including a New Year's Eve celebration, a feud between the first and third classes, throwing "bombs" in Barracks courtyard, final exams, and a ghost haunting barracks.

James Henry Reid Papers

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Identifier: MS-0222
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the Civil War correspondence (18 items) of James Henry Reid. Included are 13 letters from Reid to his parents written while he was a fourth classman at the Virginia Military Institute, August - November 1862. This correspondence contains many references to wartime cadet life, including use of the term "rat" as a name for new cadets, hazing, uniforms, food, guard duty and other aspects of life ...

James Keith collection

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Identifier: MS-0245
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers dating from the cadetship of James Keith, including a scrapbook fragment; 3 essays written for English & History classes; snapshots (ca. 17 items) and a furlough request.