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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick M. Moyer scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0138
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Frederick M. Moyer, containing clippings, photographs, letters and other mementos, most concerning his VMI wrestling career.

H. Franklin Phillips document, "War Diploma"

 Item
Identifier: MS-0316-Oversized
Scope and Contents One certificate presented to VMI Cadet H. Franklin Phillips in May 1943. This "three year testimonial" was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. It states that Phillips successfully completed three years at VMI and was signed by VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne and others.

James L. Morrison, Jr. Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0134
Scope and Contents One typescript, "Reminiscences of a Keydet Cavalryman" by Col. James L. Morrison, Jr., VMI Class of 1945. Morrison gives a detailed account his years as a cadet participating in ROTC cavalry unit, 1941-1943 and 1945-1947. Subjects include the operation of the unit at VMI; cadet riding activities, including polo; and individuals involved in the programs.

Records of Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne, 1936-1947

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-06-KilbourneCE
Scope and Contents Records of the administration of VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne. Includes correspondence, biographical information, speeches and related Institute official records, 1937-1946. These records cover the World War II era at VMI.

Richard C. Niess collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0324
Scope and Contents Richard C. Niess is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence, written in 1986, of life at VMI during World War II: "Recollections of a VMI Cadet; The Early War Years 7 December 1941-Jan 1944." Also order and other miscellaneous items, 1943-1944, concerning Niess's cadetship.