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Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Project, HI-393, World War II, Fall 2015, 2015

 Series
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...

Rice M. Youell collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0417
Scope and Contents A collection (10 items) of certificates and other items, primarily from the military career of Rice McNutt Youell, Class of 1914. Included are the citations for the Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross, dating from his service in France during World War I.

Includes published history, "Twenty-Sixth Infantry in France, American Expeditionary Forces" (July 1919).

Robert A. Earle papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0315
Scope and Contents Robert A. Earle papers, approximately 100 items, 1923-1964. Include VMI scrapbook (1923-1927, photos from service in the Marine Corps during World War II (Pacific Theater), misc. papers and photos dating from Earle's 37 year career with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and misc. military papers.

Robert Gatewood notebook and diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0300
Scope and Contents Manuscript notebook-diary (1849-1853) of Robert Gatewood. Entries include original and copies poetry dating from his last year at VMI; essays; diary entries dating from period 1851-1853, written while Gatewood was teaching at the College of William and Mary. Diary entries and notes frequently have a religious theme.

Roger E. Towne papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0366
Scope and Contents Cadet diary (1932-1933), scrapbooks and photograph album principally documenting the VMI cadetship and army career of Roger E. Towne. Miscellaneous items date from after his retirement from military service.

Rorer A. James papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0368
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, 1882-1921, of Rorer A. James. Includes incoming correspondence (6 items), certificates, political endorsement documents, and document outlining James' donation of scholarship funds to VMI. Correspondents include Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI.

Samuel G. Talbott papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0101
Scope and Contents Papers (ca. 25 items) documenting Talbott's cadetship and part of his army career. Includes VMI report and confinement list (1898); diary and miscellaneous items dating from his service with the 28th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines, 1901-1903; awards and certificates.

Samuel M. Millner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0256
Scope and Contents Personal papers of VMI Professor Samuel M. Millner, Jr. The papers include correspondence with his wife Esther Ayres Millner and with classmates; diaries; photographs; miscellaneous documents.

Samuel W. Marshall, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0364
Scope and Contents Documents from the career of Samuel W. Marshall, Jr., a consulting engineer whose area of expertise was weapons guidance systems. The collection includes 4 bound volumes: "Lightning Protection for Transmission Systems" (VMI Thesis), 1931; "Proposal for Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, Washington DC" re: guidance systems for pilotless aircraft, 1946 (declassified, 1991); "Investigations studies & analyses of Guidance Systems for Pilotless Aircraft." Final Report, 2 vols, 1947...

T. Randolph Perkinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0473
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consists of miscellaneous items dating from Perkinson's the World War I service with HQ, 30th Division, as an aide-de-camp to General S. L. Faison. Documents include letters of recommendation, a special order, a battlefield map, and a leave of absence 30th Division and 119th Infantry histories. Also included are documents and photos dating from his cadetship and later life.