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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet Life -- 1920-1929

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin H. Dewey Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0463
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Franklin H. Dewey, Class of 1929, covering the period 1926-1929. It contains candid photographs of cadet life in the 1920's, classmates, buildings, athletics; and memorabilia such as programs, clippings, and misc. documents.

George C. Scott, Jr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0513
Scope and Contents Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened". Details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event. As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to authorities...

George D. Hanger scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0264
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet George D. Hanger during his cadetship, 1924-1928. Includes photographs, programs, and other VMI mementos.

George L. Barton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0352
Scope and Contents The collection consists of his diaries for the period 1909-1936; 1 volume of lecture notes (1933-1935) used for a history course at VMI; and a photograph album (1917-1927) containing images of cadet life, VMI buildings, and family members.

George L. H. Cooper papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0197
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 items. 1. VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet George Cooper. Included are photographs, athletic and dance programs, clippings, and other mementos collected by Cooper during his cadetship, 1928-1932. 2. Typescript memoirs, approximately 325 pages, detailing Cooper's Marine Corps Service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He served with the 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division.

Henry A. Wise Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0123
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Henry A. Wise, including general correspondence, family correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the publication of his book, Drawing Out the Man: The VMI story. Inventory available.

Hugh B. Rice cadet scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0139
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Hugh B. Rice. Contains photographs (including ROTC cavalry unit), programs, playbills, and other VMI memorabilia.

J. Frank East cadet scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0196
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet J. Frank East, documenting his cadetship (1920-1924). Includes photographs of buildings, people, and the ROTC Cavalry unit, dance programs, sports souvenirs, other memorabilia.

J. Smith Ferebee papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0318
Scope and Contents The papers (approximately 6 linear feet) document the career of sportsman and businessman J. Smith Ferebee, VMI CLass of 1927. Included are clippings, photographs, printed materials, and correspondence, 1923-1990, that document Ferebee's widely publicized golf marathon (1938) and other sports interests, and his career with the Equitable insurance company. The collection also includes one photograph album dating from Ferefee's VMI cadetship and miscellaneous personal correspondence.

James D. Hankins papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0144
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1920-1921, written by Cadet James D. Hankins to his cousin Florence. He describes many features of cadet life during the early 1920's, including a New Year's Eve celebration, a feud between the first and third classes, throwing "bombs" in Barracks courtyard, final exams, and a ghost haunting barracks.