Virginia Military Institute -- Buildings, structures, etc
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 4 items, including a letter (1855) from Cadet 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, Wilson); a second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Shepherd Collection, MS#0019); pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861." Letter of recommendation, 1879, written by VMI's Superintendent...
Scope and Contents Strange's letter to his sister Anne 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: 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 Institute throughout the...
Item — Box 02, Media Case/Sleeve: 065
Item — Box 03, Media Case/Sleeve: 119
Scope and Contents Volume 1 includes ledgers for 1934 Public Works Administration (PWA) construction projects involving the Military Store, Maury-Brooke Hall, the Utilities Building, and the Mess Hall. It also includes ledgers for 1936 PWA construction projects involving the swimming pool and the Barracks.Volume 2 includes ledgers for 1938-1939 PWA construction projects involving Preston Library and the Stables. It also includes ledgers for construction projects involving West Barracks (1948),...
Item — Box 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 194
Item — Box 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 164
Item — Box 03, Media Case/Sleeve: 121
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two sketchbooks (1897 & 1914) ca. 20 pages each, containing pencil drawings by Mary Wilson Irwin. No information about the artist is available. Subjects include the Virginia Military Institute; Washington and Lee University; Lexington, Virginia scenes; children. Some drawings bear inscription "MWI" and/or short description.