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Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

M. Keith Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0447
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Berry's incoming and outgoing correspondence, the bulk of which dates from the period of his cadetship, 1917-1921. Included are letters to and from his parents, which include many reference to VMI activities, circa 1920. A related collection is the M. Keith Berry Photograph Collection, a part of the VMI Archives photograph holdings.

Mark B. Hardin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0440
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).

Marvin J. Anderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0472
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers relate to Anderson's army career. They include flight training documents, photographs, misc. other army records, and a file of documents pertaining to his death and burial.

Maury W. Boykin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0449
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Boykins's personal papers, clippings, and other items relating to his 1923 tunnel plan. Also included is his U. S. Navy commission, dated 1917.

Mennis L. Gibson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0347
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.

Military Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0510
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.

Moncure Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0468
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.

Nathaniel C. Wilson and related papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0490
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...

Joseph D. Neikirk collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0308
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.

Norborne Gatling, Jr. World War II diary

 Item
Identifier: MS-0514
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.