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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1942

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gilbert L. Newbold papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0265
Scope and Contents Documents, approximately 100 items, from the career of Gilbert L. Newbold. The papers are primarily concerned with Newbold's career with the U.S. Information Agency and Voice of America in S.E. Asia during the 1950's and 1960's, and include letters and memos concerning the VOA operation in South Vietnam. Other items include his military personnel records and documents from his State Department assignments.

J. Russell Major Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0432
Scope and Contents The collection consists of J. Russell Major's World War II papers, primarily letters written to his parents during the period 1942-1945. The early letters covers his training as a Field Artillery officer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma (1942-1944) and other U. S. bases, including Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base (Glider School) and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Letters from July 1944-May 1945 date from his service as a forward artillery observer in France and Germany. Other items in the collection include...

John H. Randolph, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0441
Scope and Contents The collection includes military orders, misc. documents relating to bombing missions, misc. other military records, and five photographs. The collection also contains information dating from Randolph's VMI Cadetship, including material relating to his involvement in the production of the "Second Class Show"; and a notebook containing engineering class notes.

L. VanLoan Naisawald collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0050
Scope and Contents This collection consists of drafts, notes, and other items related to the publication of L. VanLoan Naisawald's book, Grape and Canister: The Story of the Field Artillery of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 (Oxford University Press, 1960). Also included is a file of research material for an article entitled Recovery of Colors and miscellaneous oversized and other items.

Recollections from the Battle of the Bulge

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0540
Scope and Contents Accounts of Battle of the Bulge participation by more than forty VMI alumni. The VMI Class designation ranges from the Class of 1921-1946.

Robert A. Lewis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0542
Content Description Two files of personal correspondence, report cards, and miscellaneous records associated with Robert A. Lewis, VMI Class of 1942. The records span between 1938 to 1944.

A bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from Lewis to his parents during his time at VMI.