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Virginia Military Institute -- Buildings, structures, etc

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Communications and Marketing Office news features [dvd], 2012 - 2014

 Item — Box 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 242
Identifier: DVD242
Scope and Contents Inclues: 2014 Virginia gubernatorial inaugural parade; Air Force ROTC flight incentive; 150th anniversary of Battle of New Market; soaring; reveille and retreat; Army ROTC FTX Oct. 2012; Corps Physical Training Facility groundbreaking. May 2014; Founders Day 2013; Heritage Exhibit at Museum; Ppresidential inaugural parades history; NCAA soccer and football Rats drill

Day Lowry etchings of VMI buildings

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.

Depression era programs, including PWA, 1934 - 1939

 File — Box SF070
Scope and Contents Superintendent office file containing documents concerning Depression era federal and state programs which provided money for hiring employees and public works, student aid and other programs. PWA- Public Works Administration; WPA- Works Progress Administration; FERA-Federal Emergency Relief Administration (student aid); NYA- National Youth Administration

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.

George Washington Statue, 1856-1866; misc. later documents

Scope and Contents Includes letter from Francis H. Smith to Dr. Galt inviting him to the statue dedication; original manuscript of remarks made at the Washington Statue dedication on July 3, 1856 by William B. Taliaferro, Revd. John H. Bowcock, Francis H. Smith. Information (photocopies, 1864-1866) concerning the confiscation of the statue by Gen. Hunter's troops and its return from West Virginia in 1866, including copies of letters from David H. Strother of Gen. Hunter's staff.Misc. Later documents...

Historic American Buildings Survey for Lexington, Virginia.

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....

Historical Post Housing Assignments compiled by William Couper, 1951

Scope and Contents Document compiled by then Business Executive William Couper listing residents of VMI owned housing from 1839 through 1951. This is the only known historical list which containing residence assignment information for the 19th and early 20th centuries.