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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Photograph album, 1913-1914

 Series
Scope and Contents The album containing images of the VMI Cadet Battery and of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of New Market, Virginia.

Superintendent Edward W. Nichols newsletters and circulars, 1917

 File
Scope and Contents Newsletters and circulars dating from the administration of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols. These relate to military preparation activities during the World War I era.

VMI cadet scrapbook, 1913-1917

 Item
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Lemuel C. Shepherd during his VMI cadetship. Includes photographs and memorabilia for the period 1913-1917.

VMI Scrapbook, Thurber Sweet hazing incident; Col. Robert Kerlin dismissal, 1915; 1921

 Item
Scope and Contents One volume scrapbook containing clippings about two unrelated topics- the hazing death of Cadet Thurber Sweet in 1915; and the dismissal of Professor Robert Kerlin from his faculty position in 1921.

VMI Spirit score, 1916

 Item
Scope and Contents 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.