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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Richard J. Bundy scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0493
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook, 1916-1920, compiled by Cadet Richard J. Bundy. Includes photographs of cadet life (classmates, dances, athletic events) and buildings; clippings and other memorabilia.

Robert N. Bond Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0435
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Robert Bond, Jr., VMI Class of 1919, covering the academic year 1915-1916. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clipppings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, faculty, and VMI buildings. The collection also includes 2 letters to his father; the letter dated September 12, 1915, contains an extensive description of the life of a new cadet ("Rat"), including a description of hazing practices.

Samuel B. Wilson letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0437
Scope and Contents Notebook containing typescript copies of the letters of Cadet Samuel Burton Wilson, Jr., VMI Class of 1921. The letters, dated September 1917-June 1921, provide a detailed account of cadet life during that period. The notebook also contains copies of relevant family photographs and genealogical information. The letters were transcribed and donated by Wilson's daughter.

Samuel L. Austin scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0427
Scope and Contents Cadet scrapbook of Samuel L. Austin, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1921, covering the period 1916-1919. The scrapbook contains over 100 snapshots, as well as dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia. Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends; cadet life (parades, classroom scenes, spring hike, penalty tours, marching to class, gymnasium decorated for a dance); athletics (football, baseball, track, basketball); buildings and grounds (statues,...

Sumter L. Lowry scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0260
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Sumter Lowry. Includes photographs of camp; clippings; miscellaneous documents concerning cadet life, 1910-1914.

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.

Tangi Meli scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0054
Contents Note Tangi Meli was a cadet social club organized circa 1912. It was one of several such "semi-secret" societies that appeared in the years after fraternities were outlawed at VMI. This scrapbook (1912-1916) contains material about the club and VMI activities.

Theodore F. Morton cadet scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0207
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three VMI scrapbooks compiled by Cadet Theodore Morton during the period 1916-1919. Included are photographs, dance programs and& other VMI memorabilia.

Thomas B. Scott collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0314
Contents Note Thomas B. Scott, Jr. was a member of the VMI Class of 1917. The collection consists of approximately 20 items, 1915-1919, including Scott's cadet scrapbook containing snapshots of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols, cadets, cadet activities, dance programs, and other VMI memorabilia; miscellaneous other items, including World War I postcards (15 items) and VMI postcards (4 items).