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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet Life -- 1910-1919

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Bowering Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0122-Oversized
Contents Note Collection consists of the original manuscript score of the VMI Spirit (the official song of the Virginia Military Institute), written by Benjamin Bowering while he was as Assistant Professor at VMI in 1916. The manuscript is 10.5" x 12.5", with composition in pencil and annotations by the composer. The collection also includes one typescript letter (March 16, 1935) from Bowering to VMI's Librarian Nellie Gibbs, in which he explains the history of the song.

Benjamin Bowering collection

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1295

C. Rodes Hood, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0530
Scope and Contents Letters written to and from Virginia Military Institute Cadet C. Rodes Hood, Jr. (VMI Class of 1920) and his parents. The bulk of the correspondence is between father and son. Topics includes VMI cadet life for the period 1916-1917; details about the family's cotton business and life on Magenta plantation, Washington County, Mississippi (including economic matters, politics, race relations, family personal news.The letter of April 6, 1917 describes reaction in Greenville,...

Eli B. Springs Scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0131
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Eli B. Springs. Includes clippings, programs, invitations, and other memorabilia from the academic years 1911-1912 and 1912-1913.

Also one scrapbook page (fragment) dating from Springs's service in France during World War I. Includes an armed forces "newspaper" called The Route Step (vol. 1 no. 1), dated July 15, 1918, "somewhere in France"; ticket stubs for military travel, and clippings.

Epidemics, Typhoid and other, 1899 - 1947

 File
Scope and Contents File containing correspondence, reports and other documents pertaining disease outbreaks in the Corps (typhoid, polio, influenza. Includes documentation for the significant outbreaks of typhoid in 1899 and 1910, when classes were suspended and cadets were sent home.

Fred E. and Charles C. Gaillard collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0527
Scope and Contents Documents and photographs held by the Gaillard brothers. The material pertaining to Charles Gaillard includes a letter written while at ROTC training at Plattsburg Barracks. Material relating to COL Fred Gaillard includes his cadet photograph album; and ca. 12 original photographs dating from his service as commanding officer of the 377th infantry Regiment and related WWII documents.

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.

Gordon Hammond scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: Ms-0434
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Gordon Hammond, VMI Class of 1919, covering the academic year 1915-1916. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.

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.