Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Reproduction of an 1898 map of the "Klondike and Indian River Gold Districts" drawn by civil and mining engineer Beriah Magoffin, Jr. (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1893). The map measures approximately 14 inches x 16 inches. The original map is located at the University of Alaska.
Identifier: Maps-Oversized-Iwo Jima
Content Description Map, "Iwo Jima Volcano Islands. Special Air and Gunnery Target Map". Dated 1944 November 12. Used by VMI Alumnus and Marine Corps officer John S. Letcher, who played a prominent role in the battle of Iwo Jima in early 1945. This map is a companion piece to a 3D map model which is in the VMI Museum.
Scope and Contents 4 items, including a letter (1855) from Cadet Waddell to his sister, that contains a detailed description and pencil drawing of his room (#14) in Barracks and of his roomates (Barksdale, Penn, Magruder, Shepherd, Wilson); a second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Shepherd Collection, MS#0019); pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861." Letter of recommendation, 1879, written by VMI's Superintendent...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of six items. Three items document Virginia Military Institute cadet life, 1928-1929. Included are a letter from Cadet Mont Hubbard, VMI Class of 1932, to his friend Nina Pruett, in which he mentions various events at VMI; a VMI postcard "line saver for overworked keydets" and a VMI Easter card. The last two items were also mailed to Miss Pruett. Also included are two annotated maps used by Col. Mont Hubbard during World War II. A map of France and...
Scope and Contents The New Market Collection consists primarily of reminiscences of the Battle of New Market Virginia (May 15, 1864) written by participants and other witnesses between 1894-1915. Written in response to specific inquiries and questionnaires, these memoirs were collected by various groups and individuals, including the VMI Alumni Association, author/historian Edward R. Turner, Henry A. Wise (VMI Class of 1862 and battle veteran) and Benjamin A. Colonna (VMI Class of 1864 and battle veteran). In...
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (3 items) of Richard S. Ewell. Includes a letter written while he was a cadet at West Point (June 17, 1838) to Benjamin S. Ewell of York, PA; and 2 Civil War dispatches (1862 and 1864). The collection also contains a map fo the Cedar Mountain battlefield drawn by Gen. Ewell.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 30 original military maps owned by Robert E. Lee. The bulk (28 items) were used by Lee in Mexico, 1846-1848, when he was serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Engineers Corps. Two of the maps were drawn by Lee and bear his signature. These maps comprise one of the most comprehensive cartographic resources for the study of the Mexican War. In addition to the Mexican War material, the collection contains two Crimean War era maps - Sevastopol and Kronstadt -...
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consists of miscellaneous items dating from Perkinson's the World War I service with HQ, 30th Division, as an aide-de-camp to General S. L. Faison. Documents include letters of recommendation, a special order, a battlefield map, and a leave of absence 30th Division and 119th Infantry histories. Also included are documents and photos dating from his cadetship and later life.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of William A. Moncure, including 8 drawings completed as class exercises while he was a VMI cadet; the bible presented to him upon his graduation from VMI by Superintendent Francis H. Smith; a map of Caroline Co., Virginia (oversized).