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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1930-1939

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:

Albert D. Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Contents Paper of Albert D. Davis, including diary, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous correspondence and certificates. The diary (1930-1934, 2 volumes), correspondence (1930, 6 items), and one scrapbook (1930-1935) date from his VMI cadetship; the scrapbook includes photographs, dance programs, and other VMI mementos. Three other scrapbooks date from his tour of duty in Korea, 1951-1952, and contain clippings, military documents, and photographs. Some items date from when he was assigned to...

Albert S. Britt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0048
Scope and Contents Papers dating from Britt's army career, 1930-1962. Include correspondence; reports; notes and exercises from courses taken at the British Army Staff College, Camberley; speeches and articles; photographs. One scrapbook dates from cadetship at VMI.

Ammen L. Burger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0485
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the personal correspondence and miscellaneous records of Ammen L. Burger, Jr., Virginia Military Institute Class of 1938. The bulk of the letters were written to his parents. Included are letters written from VMI during the period 1934-1938 which contain information about cadet life during that period; and letters written during World War II, primarily from stateside training assignments. Burger had a 30 year career with Corps of Engineers in Norfolk, Virginia. He died in...

Benjamin Huger, Jr. incoming correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0515
Scope and Contents Letters received by Benjamin Huger, Jr., VMI Class of 1934, primarily from female friends attending other schools. The bulk were received while he was a cadet. Represented schools include Duke University (Womens College) and St. Annes secondary school in Charlottesville, VA. Topics are largely personal and social, with references to events and life at the various schools, popular culture, and current events. represented.

Cadet life collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0255
Scope and Contents A collection of miscellaneous documents from various eras in VMI's history, reflecting the humourous side of cadet life. Includes 3 small (3.5 x 5") watercolor sketches, depicting firecracker prank & results, ca. 1920; a list entitled "Graduated scale of beauty in Lexington" 1856; notice about the VPI football game posted on a barracks room, 1937.

Cadet Life late 1930's film footage [dvd], 1939

 Item — Box 03, Media Case/Sleeve: 131
Identifier: DVD131
Scope and Contents Includes film of ROTC cavalry drill and horsemanship practice on Parade Ground, including jumping; Barracks scenes; cadet orchestra; other scenes from cadet life ca. 1939

Francis R. Torrington scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0311
Scope and Contents Scrapbook (5 pages, probably fragment) compiled by Cadet Francis R. Torrington, VMI Class of 1940. Includes VMI memorabilia and snapshots.

Frank McCarthy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0350
Scope and Contents A collection of miscellaneous materials from the life of Frank McCarthy, consisting of 7 notebooks containing clippings of articles written by McCarthy during his VMI cadetship and during the two years after graduation; script for the newsreel "West Point of the South" (1936); and items from the production of the movie "Patton" (1970), which McCarthy produced.