Virginia Military Institute -- Faculty
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Chester F. Burgess collection
Scope and Contents Chester F. Burgess was a Professor of English at the Virginia Military Institute from 1962-1988. The collection consists of edited manuscripts of three of his publications: The Letters of John Gay; The Beggar's Opera and Companion Pieces; and The Fellowship of the Craft.
James Henry Waddell papers
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...
John E. Townes Collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photograph albums, diplomas, and miscellaneous papers documenting the life of John Edward Townes. The photos depict both his VMI cadetship and his subsequent career in the U. S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (1908-1920) and at VMI as a faculty member (1921-1956). During World War I he served in France with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF).
Kenneth S. Purdie Papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (ca. 250 items). Includes subject files concerning the publication of the 1912 VMI yearbook, of which Purdie was editor; personal correspondence; documents (1916) concerning the Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana; military service records (photocopies); notes on VMI athletic history (1901-1916); photograph album (1911-1913), including photos of VMI and Wentworth Military Academy.
Lloyd J. Davidson papers
Scope and Contents Papers of Lloyd J. Davidson, consisting of miscellaneous personal correspondence; examination questions and assignment sheets for his English classes at the Virginia Military Institute; copies of speeches presented to the Lexington (Virginia) Fortnightly Club; biographical information.
Paul Welles papers
Scope and Contents Personal papers, 1897-1950, of VMI faculty member Paul Welles. The papers include personal correspondence and diaries (1928-1950), records from his military career (1916-1919); photos; speeches; certificates (oversized). Little of the collection relates to Welles' career at VMI.
Stewart W. Anderson papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (14 items) of Stewart W. Anderson, consisting of commissions & certificates awarded during his long career.
Thomas M. Semmes manuscript
Scope and Contents Manuscript (holograph, 38 pages) of a speech given by VMI Modern Languages Professor Thomas M. Semmes. The speech, concerning Stonewall Jackson, was presented in Richmond circa 1892. Semmes, an 1860 VMI graduate, was a cadet during the time that Jackson was on the VMI faculty.
William Gilham papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of 19th century VMI faculty member William Gilham, including: VMI weekly class report, ca. 1860; dispatch signed Gen. Robert E. Lee; letter from Moses Ezekiel; photographs (subjects are Gen. Lee; Gilham and his wife; Libby Prison; Richmond during the Civil War); misc. incoming correspondence; invitations to social events in Lexington, Virginia from the McDowell family; Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, June 1841.