Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1940-1949
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Francis G. Boehm VMI Lacrosse Team History Collection
Contents Note The collection consists of one ring binder scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, and programs related to the establishment of the first varsity lacrosse team at VMI, 1948-1950; 9 photographs of the team and team members. The items were donated by team member Francis (Frank) L. Boehm, VMI Class of 1950B. The collection also contains miscellaneous related correspondence [5 items] donated by Walter L. Richards, VMI Class of 1941.
Francis R. Torrington scrapbook
Scope and Contents Scrapbook (5 pages, probably fragment) compiled by Cadet Francis R. Torrington, VMI Class of 1940. Includes VMI memorabilia and snapshots.
Frederick M. Moyer scrapbook
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Frederick M. Moyer, containing clippings, photographs, letters and other mementos, most concerning his VMI wrestling career.
George V. Atkison notebook
Scope and Contents One 3-ring binder containing Organic Chemistry class notes, and misc. other notes, kept by Cadet George V. Atkison, VMI Class of 1940.
H. Franklin Phillips document, "War Diploma"
Scope and Contents One certificate presented to VMI Cadet H. Franklin Phillips in May 1943. This "three year testimonial" was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. It states that Phillips successfully completed three years at VMI and was signed by VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne and others.
James L. Morrison, Jr. Memoirs
Scope and Contents One typescript, "Reminiscences of a Keydet Cavalryman" by Col. James L. Morrison, Jr., VMI Class of 1945. Morrison gives a detailed account his years as a cadet participating in ROTC cavalry unit, 1941-1943 and 1945-1947. Subjects include the operation of the unit at VMI; cadet riding activities, including polo; and individuals involved in the programs.
John H. Randolph, Jr. Papers
Scope and Contents The collection includes military orders, misc. documents relating to bombing missions, misc. other military records, and five photographs. The collection also contains information dating from Randolph's VMI Cadetship, including material relating to his involvement in the production of the "Second Class Show"; and a notebook containing engineering class notes.
Richard C. Niess collection
Scope and Contents Richard C. Niess is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence, written in 1986, of life at VMI during World War II: "Recollections of a VMI Cadet; The Early War Years 7 December 1941-Jan 1944." Also order and other miscellaneous items, 1943-1944, concerning Niess's cadetship.
Robert N. Smith Papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of Robert N. Smith, including ca. 10 items (photos, letters, unit newspapers) dating from his service overseas in World War II (Company M, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Division); cadet scrapbook, largely newspaper clippings, dating from return to VMI 1946-1950.
Samuel W. Dobyns scrapbook
Scope and Contents A scrapbook documenting VMI's first Air Force ROTC Training Camp, held at Langley Air Force Base in 1948.