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Virginia Military Institute -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Robert W. Bolling Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0459
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Robert W. Bolling (1899-1969), Virginia Military Institute Class of 1922. 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.

S. Strother Smith scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0436
Scope and Contents Scrapbook fragment (1 page) compiled by Cadet Strother Smith, Class of 1937. The page contains 4 items: Receipt for 2 swords from the Lilley-Ames Company; Finals programs, 1935; Final Ball program, 1935; roster, Company "C".

Samuel L. Austin scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0427
Scope and Contents Cadet scrapbook of Samuel L. Austin, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1921, covering the period 1916-1919. The scrapbook contains over 100 snapshots, as well as dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends; cadet life (parades, classroom scenes, spring hike, penalty tours, marching to class, gymnasium decorated for a dance); athletics (football, baseball, track, basketball); buildings and grounds (statues,...

Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0033
Scope and Contents The Simeon O. Coxe collection contains a one volume typewritten transcription of letters written by Cadet Coxe (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1933) to his parents in Richmond, Virginia. The letters cover Coxe's entire cadetship (1929-1933) and contain a detailed record of VMI student life during early 1930's. Topics include daily routines; hazing; financial concerns; academics; athletics; ROTC summer camp at Fort Hoyle, Maryland; and the Ring Figure dance.

Tangi Meli scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0054
Contents Note Tangi Meli was a cadet social club organized ca. 1912, one of several such "semi-secret" societies that appeared in the years after fraternities were outlawed at VMI. Scrapbook (1912-1916) contains material about the club and VMI activities.

Thomas B. Scott collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0314
Contents Note Thomas B. Scott, Jr. was a member of the VMI Class of 1917. The collection consists of approximately 20 items, 1915-1919, including Scott's cadet scrapbook containing snapshots of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols, cadets, cadet activities, dance programs, and other VMI memorabilia; miscellaneous other items, including World War I postcards (15 items) and VMI postcards (4 items).

Thomas S. Nixon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0431
Scope and Contents Cadet scrapbook and photograph album of Thomas Scott Nixon, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1923, covering the period 1919-1920. Included are snapshots, as well as dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.

VMI Class rings: designs and drawings

 Collection
Identifier: RG-08-Cadet Life-Ring Designs
Scope and Contents A collection of VMI class ring designs from 1927 forward. New rings are designed by each VMI Class and are presented to Class members during November of their Second Class (Junior) year. The presentation is followed by a formal dance known as Ring Figure.

VMI Holiday Cards, ca. 1920-1950

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Identifier: RG08.04
Scope and Contents VMI-themed Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and other cards published by VMI. These were sold in the PX and used primarily by cadets.

William A. Garbutt scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0482
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute (VMI) scrapbook, 1929-1930, compiled by Cadet William A. Garbutt, Class of 1933. Garbutt attended for one year. Includes photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.