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Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Fred F. Finklehoffe collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0230
Scope and Contents The Fred F. Finklehoffe collection contains the manuscript of an early version of the play "Brother Rat" ("When the Roll is Called"), which was submitted to VMI Professor of English Raymond E. Dixon by Finklehoffe and John Monks, Jr. The collection also includes screenplays, clippings, and scrapbooks from Mr. Finklehoffe's cadetship and career.

Frederick S. Greene papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0208
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (approximately 20 items) of Frederick Stuart Greene. Included are scripts of four plays, ("The Law of the Tribe," 1914; "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," 1929; "Christophine," 1930; "We Want Burke," 1934; manuscript of a short story, "Pick Up;" correspondence concerning "We Want Burke" (play); detail study (from New Market painting) of the face of a New Market cadet by artist Benjamin West Clinedinst, inscribed to F.S. Greene; 3 photographs; 6 World War I maps...

Gates T. Richards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0505
Scope and Contents The collection consists of slides, photographs, printed material, leaflets and propaganda material, and miscellaneous documents dating from Richards' service in a Psychological Operations unit during the Vietnam War, 1966-1967

George J. Tompkins, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0467
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.

Gilbert P. Chase papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0088-Oversized
Scope and Contents This collection consists of commission documents, certficates, and diplomas awarded to Gilbert P. Chase.

Goodwyn Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0453
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of the papers of the Philo H. Goodwyn family of New Orleans, Louisiana. The bulk consists of letters (1840-1858) written by Philo H. Goodwyn to his fiance & later wife, Martha S. McGavock. Other items of correspondence include two letters from Almira McGavock to her daughter Martha, and one letter from McGavock R. Goodwyn (later VMI Class of 1863) to his father, Philo. In addition, the papers contain miscellaneous legal and financial papers relating to the...

Harold P. Clark collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0343
Contents Note Miscellaneous papers (9 items) dating from the World War II army service of Harold P. Clark, VMI Class of 1941. Included are two personal letters (1946) from Gen. Wither A. Burress to Clark, and 7 snapshots of Clark and other army officers.

Henry A. Wise Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0123
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Henry A. Wise, including general correspondence, family correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the publication of his book, Drawing Out the Man: The VMI story. Inventory available.

Henry J. Foresman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0451
Scope and Contents The papers consist primarily of Foresman's World War II service records; extensive information regarding Foresman and Joyce family genealogy (his maternal ancestors), including Daughters of the American Revolution application material that traces his maternal ancestry to Revolutionary War soldier Dominicus Libby; biographical information; and miscellaneous personal correspondence, certificates, and photographs.

Historical Alumni, Faculty, and other Biographical Files

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains individual biographical files for all 19th and early 20th century cadets; and historical faculty/staff, Board of Visitors members, and other people associated with VMI history. A typical historical cadet record consists of correspondence from parents regarding a cadetship; correspondence from the alumnus; alumni questionnaires, often containing genealogical information; and obituaries and other clippings. A file is maintained for every student who enrolled,...