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Virginia Military Institute -- Songs and music

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Bowering Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0122-Oversized
Contents Note Collection consists of the original manuscript score of the VMI Spirit (the official song of the Virginia Military Institute), written by Benjamin Bowering while he was as Assistant Professor at VMI in 1916. The manuscript is 10.5" x 12.5", with composition in pencil and annotations by the composer. The collection also includes one typescript letter (March 16, 1935) from Bowering to VMI's Librarian Nellie Gibbs, in which he explains the history of the song.

Benjamin Bowering collection

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1295

Charles M. Barton papers, 1855-1870

 Series
Scope and Contents Includes one letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles M. Barton to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Also included is a notebook (ca. 250 pages) containing poetry copied by Cadet Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members; class notes from lectures given by Francis...

Letter to Nellie T. Gibbs, 1935 March 16

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from New York City, New York. Letter regards the history of the VMI Spirit song.

Letter to Nellie T. Gibbs, 1935 March 16

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1292

Notebook, 1855-1870

 Item
Scope and Contents The notebook (ca. 250 pages) contains poetry copied by Charles M. Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members, class notes from lectures given by Francis H. Smith, autographs of Barton's VMI classmates, and a resolution on the death of Cadet Thomas Blackburn. The notebook, although pertaining largely to Charles, also contains notes on law and notations concerning legal cases and fees. This material likely relates...

VMI Sheet Music collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Contents A collection, approximately 20 items, of published music written for or about the Virginia Military Institute during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The earliest is "The VMI March" (1857) by C. M. Stephani. The collection also includes the "VMI Spirit""The VMI Alma Mater""The VMI Cadet Waltz" and others.

VMI Spirit score, 1916

 Item
Scope and Contents Original manuscript score of the VMI Spirit (the official song of the Virginia Military Institute), written by Benjamin Bowering while he was as Assistant Professor at VMI in 1916. The manuscript is 10.5" x 12.5", with composition in pencil and annotations by the composer.

VMI Spirit score, 1916

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1294