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Virginia Military Institute -- Buildings, structures, etc

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Jackson Davis Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0276
Scope and Contents

The Alexander Jackson Davis collection consists of 27 architectural drawings executed for the Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, Virginia) between 1859 and 1870. Included are designs for the VMI Barracks, the Superintendent's residence, and faculty residences. The bulk of the drawings are ink and wash plans.

Charles P. Deyerle papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0191
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers (12 items) from the career of Charles P. Deyerle. Included are documents dating from his medical studies and his service in the United States Army, clippings, books, notebooks, and other documents.

Cincinnatus Monument scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Contents 2 scrapbooks documenting the history and dedication of VMI's Cincinnatus Monument. The monument was unveiled and dedicated on November 11, 1983. The scrapbooks were compiled by Monument Committee member Percy M. "Pete" Lincoln, Jr., VMI Class of 1957.

Day Lowry etchings of VMI buildings

 Collection
Identifier: GR-Etchings-Lowry
Scope and Contents The collection copperplate etchings of VMI scenes by artist Day Lowry. These were originally sold in sets of four by the VMI Alumni Association ($2.00 per set). They included Jackson Arch, statue, and Barracks; interior of Barracks; Washington Arch; and Dress Parade. A fifth etching shows Preston Library, which was constructed in 1939.

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

 Item
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.

Historic American Buildings Survey for Lexington, Virginia.

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0296
Scope and Contents The collection includes plans, photographs and descriptive text documenting selected Lexington and Rockbridge County (Virginia) buildings which were included in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). The Survey was conducted under the auspices of the National Park Service and the original records are located in the Library of Congress. The collection includes the following: Plans (oversized of the Alexander-Withrow House, Reid-White House, Stono, Stono office, Winterview Farm Log Cabin....

James H. Waddell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0130
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four items, including: A letter (1855) from Waddell to his sister, that contains a detailed description and pencil drawing of his room (#14) in barracks and of his roomates (Barksdale, Penn, Magruder, Shepherd, and Wilson) A second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Edward C. Shepherd collection (MS-0019) Pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10,...

John B. Strange letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0153
Scope and Contents Strange's letter to his sister Anne M. Strange was written just a few months after the Institute's opening day, and is one of the oldest personal cadet letters still in existence. Strange mentions several aspects of cadet life that were common during the pre-Civil War era, including that final examinations were given orally rather than as written tests, presided over by faculty and the VMI Board of Visitors and open to the public; summer furlough was not automatic, and many cadets stayed at the...

Mark H. Doty scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents One VMI scrapbook compiled by cadet Mark H. Doty. The scrapbook contains photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings, and athletics. Memorabilia, such as programs and clippings, are also included.

Mary Wilson Irwin sketchbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0039
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two sketchbooks (dated 1897 and 1914) that contain pencil drawings by Mary Wilson Irwin. No information about the artist is available. Subjects of these drawings include VMI, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia scenes, and children. Some drawings bear the inscription "MWI" and/or short description.