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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

James Guthrie Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0489
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook, covering the 1928-1929 school year, compiled by Cadet James B. Guthrie of Birmingham, Alabama. He was a member of the Class of 1932 and attended for one year. The scrapbook Includes photographs of cadet life and buildings; clippings and other memorabilia. A few items date from Guthrie's attendance at the Gulf Coast Military Academy prior to his enrollment at VMI. Guthrie (b. 1907 d. 1984) spent 32 years in the U. S. Army.

James N. Bell scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0481
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute (VMI) scrapbook, 1922-1926, compiled by Cadet James N. Bell, Class of 1926. Includes photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings (documenting athletic and other events) and memorabilia such as dance programs.

John B. Payne cadet scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0483
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute (VMI) scrapbook, 1917-1921, compiled by Cadet John B. Payne, Class of 1921. Includes photographs of cadet life, athletics, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.

John H. Kyle collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0262
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of ca. 20 items from John H. Kyle's VMI cadetship (1919-1923), including a scrapbook, grade reports, sketchbook with pencil drawings of cadets and cartoons depicting VMI life, and photographs. Also miscellaneous documents from 1923-1937, including a letter from Frank McCarthy, Class of 1933.

Lee E. Langford Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0470
Scope and Contents Diary, approximately 100 pages, kept by VMI Cadet Langford during the period January-June 1927. Short daily entries document the typical routine and events of cadet life during the late 1920's. Langford later served in World War II and had a career in Civil Engineering. He died in 1956 at age 48.

Leopold M. von Schilling Cadet Scrapbook.

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0433
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Leopold M. von Schilling, Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1926, covering the period 1922-1925. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.

Levin J. Houston drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0279-Oversized
Scope and Contents A collection of 17 watercolor and pen/ink drawings by Cadet Levin J. Houston. Several of the drawings were featured in the cadet magazine known as "The Sniper", published during the 1920's.

Ludwell Lee Montague letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0446
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of transcriptions of Montague's outgoing correspondence, 1924-1956, which were compiled and edited by two of his daughters. The Letters are arranged chronologically and the editors have included explanatory notes, photographs, and other relevant supplementary material. The bulk of the letters date from his student years at VMI, and they provide a detailed view of cadet life during the 1920s. Also included are letters dating from his years in graduate schook,...

M. Keith Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0447
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Berry's incoming and outgoing correspondence, the bulk of which dates from the period of his cadetship, 1917-1921. Included are letters to and from his parents, which include many reference to VMI activities, circa 1920. A related collection is the M. Keith Berry Photograph Collection, a part of the VMI Archives photograph holdings.

Mark H. Doty scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Doty. Contains photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings, athletics. Memorabilia (programs, clippings) also included.