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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 19th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

VMI Archives Photographs Collection

Identifier: VMI Photographs Collection
Scope and Contents The VMI Archives is the official repository for the Institute's collection of permanently maintained photographs. The earliest date from the 1840's and the most recent are digital photos from the current academic year. New items are added regularly.

See our photographs digital collection for online access

VMI Historical Appointment Documents

Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents This collection consists of notices of appointment sent to new cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. The documents date from the 1840's into the 1900's. These are typically pre-printed forms on which the name, date and other details are filled in by hand. They also include a list of supplies needed and information about expenses.

VMI Order Books, 19th century, 1839 - 1899

Scope and Contents These order books contain details about all aspects of 19th century cadet life. They are a key resource for understanding the operation of the institute during the period 1839-1899.

VMI Order Books and Memoranda

Identifier: RG-02-Orders and Memoranda
Scope and Contents The Order Books contain official orders and notices concerning the military regulations and operations, as well as the academic administration of the Institute. The definitions of Orders, Special Orders, and Memoranda overlap and vary over time. General definitions are- General Orders: Announcements of interest to all or to a large group of cadets and the faculty, concerning military and academic schedules and regulations, special events, military and academic...

William Henry Dudley papers

Identifier: MS-0007
Scope and Contents The William H. Dudley Papers consist of two documents reflecting 1870's VMI cadet life. The letter of October 5, 1872, from Cadet Dudley (Class of 1874) to his mother contains references to various VMI routines (declamation, drill), as well as family information. A VMI quarterly report (October 1, 1873) includes class marks, account information, and comments by Superintendent Francis H. Smith concerning demerits for conduct. Infractions included "laughing in ranks," "talking in church," and...