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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1940-1949

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Richard C. Niess collection

Identifier: MS-0324
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

Identifier: MS-0501
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

Identifier: MS-0146
Scope and Contents A scrapbook documenting VMI's first Air Force ROTC Training Camp, held at Langley Air Force Base in 1948.

Stanley Millimet Collection

Identifier: MS-0541
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of the Class of 1949A during their time as cadets (3 items), his framed diploma, an album of photographs from the 50th reunion of the Class of 1949A, photographs of the statue of Stonewall Jackson on the VMI Post (2 items), and framed VMI themed artwork (2 items).Also included in the collection are Millimet's citations for his promotion to Second Lieutenant (1948) and Colonel (1971) in the United States Army, his master's thesis from the Air...

William G. Wood (Class of 1941) Cadet life "home movies", ca. 1937-1941

Scope and Contents 8mm and 16mm reels shot at VMI during cadetship of William G. Wood, Class of 1941. Shows cavalry drill, marching, barracks and other aspects of cadet life.

William T. Eickelberg papers

Identifier: MS-0353-Oversized
Scope and Contents William T. Eickelberg is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of 4 items, including a "three year testimonial" that 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. Also includes 3 class schedule cards for Cadet Eickelberg.

World War II VMI Alumni Oral History interviews by Lisa Tracy, 2014 - 2015

Scope and Contents Transcripts of oral history interviews conducted in 2014-2015 with VMI alumni who served during World War II. The interviewer is journalist Lisa Tracy, the granddaughter of World War II era VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne.

Includes information about cadet life during the war, as well as wartime service of individuals.