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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet literary societies

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Edward S. Hutter Diary

Identifier: MS-0013
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the one volume diary of Virginia Military Institute Cadet Edward S. Hutter, covering the period January - December 1858. The earliest entries (Jan-March 19) were written while Hutter was on sick leave and contain mostly family references. Later entries mention VMI faculty members, friends, the Society of Cadets (a student debating club), room occupants, infractions noted while on Guard Duty, and other aspects of cadet life.

Philip C. Gibbs notebook

Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents Notebook (ca. 145 pages) reflecting cadet life 1848-1851. Includes accounts of Corps trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs; cadet poetry and essays; poetry by Sara Henderson Smith; addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society); discussion of exams (1851) in English and Natural Philosophy; an account of "An Oyster Supper---A Frolic After Taps", and an account of "our last bible recitation" in which Gibbs describes the last...

Society of Cadets and Virginia Dialectic Society certificates

Identifier: MS-0135-Oversized
Scope and Contents A collection of certificates awarded to graduating members by two 19th century cadet literary and debating organizations known as The Society of Cadets (established 1840) and the Virginia Dialectic Society (established 1848). The certificates of James V. Hall (Class of 1852) and Edward L. Fant (Class of 1856) were autographed by classmates.

Society of Cadets, Dialectic Society, 1848 - 1885

Identifier: RG08.01
Scope and Contents Records of the 19th century cadet literary societies. These organizations were devoted to public speaking, debate, reading and writing. The earliest was called the Society of Cadets (1840); a companion organization was known as the Dialectic Society (1848). Very few records still exist. Includes Invitations, Programs, Lists of members,v Misc. financial records