Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1930
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Papers dating from Britt's army career, 1930-1962. Include correspondence; reports; notes and exercises from courses taken at the British Army Staff College, Camberley; speeches and articles; photographs. One scrapbook dates from cadetship at VMI.
Scope and Contents Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened". Details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event. As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to authorities...
Scope and Contents Diary, approximately 100 pages, kept by VMI Cadet Langford during the period January-June 1927. Short daily entries document the typical routine and events of cadet life during the late 1920's. Langford later served in World War II and had a career in Civil Engineering. He died in 1956 at age 48.
Scope and Contents The papers consist of incoming correspondence and postcards, 1916-1945, written by various friends and family members to Dunbar. The letters that date from the period of his cadetship include occasional reference to VMI events.