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Virginia Military Institute -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Bennet A. Meyers scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0312
Scope and Contents Scrapbook (1925-1929) compiled by VMI Cadet Bennet A. Meyers, Class of 1929. Includes photographs, autographs of cadets, memorabilia (dance programs, printed material)

Cadet Autograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0313
Scope and Contents Keepsake albums, popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Five items, including autograph album compiled by VMI New Market Cadet Edward Harvie Smith, Jr. It contains signed inscriptions by 19 fellow New Market Cadets. Other items: Farmer D. Cochran (Class of 1889); Thomas G. Tate (Class of 1877); 1874 Class members (original owner unknown); Class of 1902 autograph page.

Cadet life film footage [dvd], 1941

 Item — Box 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 160
Identifier: DVD160
Scope and Contents Color film footage depicting cadet life in 1941. Includes scenes of ROTC cavalry unit, horses, and stables; parades; football games, including Thanksgiving game against Virginia Tech; social life (cadets with their dates), and buildings.

Cadet Life, Organizations, and Activities

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-08-Cadet Life
Scope and Contents This record group comprises material relating to cadet social life anc customs, cadet recreational organizations and clubs, misc. cadet life memorabilia and printed material.

Class Rings, Ring Ceremony and Ring Figure, 1927-ongoing

 Series
Identifier: RG08.02
Scope and Contents This series consists of a chronological file that includes invitations and other printed material relating to the ring presentation ceremony and Ring Figure dance; ring design drawings; and history of ring figure.

Clement M. Moss Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0458
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Clement M. Moss (born 1902, died 1970), Virginia Military Institute Class of 1921, covering the period 1919-1921. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.

Frank A. Fickes drawing

 Item
Identifier: MS-0214
Scope and Contents One original charcoal sketch (ca. 1908) by Frank A. Fickes, published in the 1911 VMI yearbook. The sketch features a skull, snakes, and ghost, symbols of "TKL" a cadet secret society.

Gordon Hammond scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: Ms-0434
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Gordon Hammond, VMI Class of 1919, covering the academic year 1915-1916. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.

Henry M. Stewart, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0349
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, 1929-1935, of VMI alumnus Henry M. Stewart, Jr., Class of 1935. The collection includes memorabilia from Stewart's high school years at the Staunton Military Academy and his cadetship at VMI. The VMI material includes a scrapbook, dance and athletic programs, drawings, photographs, information about the Class of 1935 ring design, and other mementos of Stewart's cadetship.

Instructions for VMI dance "Final German Figures", 1888

 Item
Scope and Contents Handwritten instructions for "Final German Figures" at VMI. Germans were a type of formal dance.