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Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

William M. Addison papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0060
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers, 1928-1946, concerning William M. Addison's activities as a civilian and U.S. Army Chaplain representing the Christian Science faith. The collection includes correspondence with individuals at the London branch of "Christian Science Wartime Activities of the Mother Church," sermons and prayers, monthly reports, and other miscellaneous documents.

William M. Whittle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0098
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the military papers of Captain William M. Whittle, VMI Class of 1917. Whittle served in World War I with the 314th Machine Gun Battalion and was sent to France in May 1918. The following is included:
  • A notebook containing war service chronology, notes concerning machine gun procedures, and names of officers in his unit
  • Military orders
  • Other documents and printed material
  • One photo of Whittle in his Army uniform, circa 1918

William P. Upshur collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0082
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two inspection trip scrapbooks, May 1942 and 1943 ("The Cruise of the Flying Cow"; "The Coconut Circuit"), documenting General William P. Upshur's visits to various Pacific islands. Destinations include Midway, Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Island, and Johnson Island.

William R. Vivian papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0494
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers. Includes scrapbook and VMI memorabilia from his cadetship; records from his U. S. Army service; roster of the 698th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II; photographs; and citations and certificates.

Willis O. Harris Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0478
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter from New Market Cadet Willis O. Harris (Class of 1867), written from VMI on April 17th, 1864. Although primarily containing comments on family news, Harris does mention the uncertainty of whether or not the Corps will be called into the Army and expresses his wish to "have the credit of contributing to the common cause before peace is declared." Less than a month later Harris participated as a cadet in the Battle of New Market. Other documents in the...

Withers A. Burress papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0058
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers that document Withers A. Burress' Army career for the period 1942 to 1954. Included are photos, a subject file on the 100th Infantry Division, scrapbooks, correspondence, orders, and memos. Other items include retirement correspondence (1957-1971).

World War II VMI Alumni Oral History interviews by Lisa Tracy, 2014 - 2015

 Series
Scope and Contents Transcripts of oral history interviews conducted in 2014-2015 with VMI alumni who served during World War II. The interviewer is journalist Lisa Tracy, the granddaughter of World War II era VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne.

Includes information about cadet life during the war, as well as wartime service of individuals.