Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Mark B. Hardin papers contain twenty letters. The bulk of the correspondence was written by Hardin to his siblings, Susan Lane Hardin and John Haywood Hardin, during the period 1864-1899. In addition to family and personal news, the letters touch on various aspects of Hardin's career (Civil War service, VMI Faculty member).
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 documents concerning Gibson's enlistment in and discharge from the Army Air Corps during World War I: War department document in reference to a physical examination, Nov. 1918; and discharge notice, Dec. 1918.
Scope and Contents The oral history collection spans the World War II era through recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. One interview (Frank Buckles) covers World War I service. The majority of the interviews were conducted by VMI cadets taking courses in military history. The interview files and recordings are housed in the VMI Archives.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous letters and other documents to and from various members of the Moncure family, who have a long association with VMI. Included is an 1849 letter from Cadet Thomas J. Moncure (VMI Class of 1853) to his father, William A. Moncure, written while he was a fourth classman ("rat") at VMI. A complete inventory is located in the folder with the documents.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of miscellaneous Civil War papers of Nathaniel C. Wilson (VMI Class of 1861) and misc. papers of other family members. Of the N. C. Wilson portion of the collection, the most significant item is a diary-account book fragment which includes entries (July 25th-July 3, the day of his death) from Pennsylvania and the battlefield at Gettysburg. Other N. C. Wilson items include two letters written while he was a student at the University of Virginia in 1859-1860, and one...
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, including cadet scrapbook, cadet account book, general correspondence and correspondence with VMI alumni, photographs, misc. military records, numerous resolutions & award certificates. Oversized items filed separately. See also: Diploma collection.
Scope and Contents Diary transcription [typescript, photocopy], "My Military Service, 11 August 1941 to 1 November 1945". It is a detailed account of his life in the United States Army, including information about stateside training; traveling by convoy to England; preparation for the Normandy invasion; D-Day and immediate aftermath; and subsequent campaigns in France and Central Europe.
Scope and Contents Interviews with World War II era VMI alumni conducted by cadets taking History 393 - World War II - taught by LTC Bradley L. Coleman. Fall semester, 2015. The interviews cover cadet experiences from the era as well as military service. In addition, a collaborate effort between Dr. Coleman and journalist Lisa Tracy resulted in a number of interviews conducted by Ms. Tracy with VMI World War II alumni. These are also part of this series. Ms. Tracy is the granddaughter of the VMI...