Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1944
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The papers contain correspondence, clippings, video and other media, and printed matter relating to Brand's interest the life of Civil Rights activist Jonathan M. Daniels. The papers also include a file on the Cabell Breckinridge Brass Band at VMI; certificates of recognition; and misc. other documents. For additional information about Mr. Brand, consult the book "Some Do Care: Contemporary Lives of Moral Commitment" by Anne Colby and William Damon.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous World War II papers documenting the army service of George J. Tompkins, Jr. Included are Gen. Eisenhower's letter to the troops about to participate in the D-Day invasion, June 1944, and a similar item from President Roosevelt. Tompkins is a member of the VMI Class of 1944.
Scope and Contents One certificate presented to VMI Cadet H. Franklin Phillips in May 1943. This "three year testimonial" was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. It states that Phillips successfully completed three years at VMI and was signed by VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne and others.
Scope and Contents Richard C. Niess is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence, written in 1986, of life at VMI during World War II: "Recollections of a VMI Cadet; The Early War Years 7 December 1941-Jan 1944." Also order and other miscellaneous items, 1943-1944, concerning Niess's cadetship.
Scope and Contents William T. Eickelberg is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of 4 items, including a "three year testimonial" that was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. Also includes 3 class schedule cards for Cadet Eickelberg.