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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 20th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Cadet Life, Organizations, and Activities

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-08-Cadet Life
Scope and Contents This record group comprises material relating to cadet social life anc customs, cadet recreational organizations and clubs, misc. cadet life memorabilia and printed material.

Class Rings, Ring Ceremony and Ring Figure, 1927-ongoing

Identifier: RG08.02
Scope and Contents This series consists of a chronological file that includes invitations and other printed material relating to the ring presentation ceremony and Ring Figure dance; ring design drawings; and history of ring figure.

Office of Cadet Affairs/Cadet Life, ca. 1957-ongoing; gaps

Identifier: RG08.05
Scope and Contents Misc. items generated by the Office of Cadet Affairs (1966-2004) and the Office of Cadet Life (2005-)

Paul X. English, Jr., basic military training manual

Identifier: MS-0519
Scope and Contents The collection consitsts of a single bound volume with the title "Basic Military Training, Volume II" published by the Military Service Publishing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The manual includes the following sections: Soldier's Handbook (FM 21-100); Infantry Drill Regulations (FM 22-5); U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903 (FM 23-10); U. S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (FM 23-5); Signal Communication (FM 24-5); Interior Guard Duty (FM 26-5); Sports and Games (TM 21-220); Marking of Clothing,...

Regulations of the Virginia Military Institute

Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Regulations
Scope and Contents The Regulations detail rules for the operation of the Institute and for all aspects of cadet life. They were first published in 1839, and throughout the 19th through mid-20th centuries they were updated every few years. In the modern era, cadet regulations are published yearly and are familiarly know as the Blue Book.

The collection includes a copy of the 1839 Regulations signed by Joseph W. Bell, Class of 1842.

Research File. Coeducation Court Case (United States v. Virginia) & Assimilation of Women

Identifier: Reference File. Coeducation
Scope and Contents Reference file for researchers containing briefs, rulings, filings; public memoranda; new releases and newspaper clippings; and other public documents documenting the coeducation court case and the first years of coeducation.

The VMI Cadet Newspaper

Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Cadet Newspaper
Scope and Contents The Cadet (originally The Keydet), VMI's student newspaper, began weekly publication in the fall of 1907. The collection begins with Volume 1, number 2 - the very first issue is not extant. The newspaper has been published continuously since 1907, except for a three-year gap during and immediately following World War II.

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 Cadet Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: MS-0500
Scope and Contents A collection of cadet scrapbooks featuring photographs, memorabilia, and miscellanea documenting cadet life.

VMI Class rings: designs and drawings

Identifier: RG-08-Cadet Life-Ring Designs
Scope and Contents A collection of VMI class ring designs from 1927 forward. New rings are designed by each VMI Class and are presented to Class members during November of their Second Class (Junior) year. The presentation is followed by a formal dance known as Ring Figure.