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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Annual and special reports of the Superintendent

 Series
Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Reports of the Superintendent
Scope and Contents The annual reports of the Superintendent contain a detailed account of the activities for each academic year. The 19th century through mid-20th century reports are an excellent primary source for exploring the administrative and academic history of the Institute. In addition to annual reports, special reports were occasionally issued to provide details about specific topics; and "semi-annual" reports were published during parts of the 19th century to provide the results of mid-year...

Army ROTC and Military Science, 1886-ongoing

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This file documents the administrative history and functions of the Army ROTC Department, which was formally established at VMI in 1919 (file material dates to 1916). Includes chronological administrative file and other records listed in Container List below. Also includes some records concerning pre-ROTC Military Science, including reports of government inspections and other material.

Commandant of Cadets Historical Records

 Series
Identifier: RG-10-Commandant-Historical
Scope and Contents Bound and unbound historical records documenting the operation of the Commandant's office and of the Corps of Cadets. The earliest examples date from 1839, the first year of the Institute. Items include: guard records, morning reports, demerit books, inspection books, permit books, muster rolls, record of events, penalty tour and confinement records, Commandant orders and memoranda, World War I Training Camp (1917-1918), ordnance stores (1858, 1861), George C. Marshall signed amnesty...

Diary, 1927

 Item
Scope and Contents Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened." The diary details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event.As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to...

Diary, 1927

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3386

Education Commission of Virginia (Barton Commission), 1927 - 1928

 File — Box SF046
Scope and Contents This file concerns VMI's response to the report produced by the Educational Commission of Virginia, which undertook a survey of public education in the state. The final report recommended that VMI be closed, a conclusion that sparked a vocal response by VMI and its alumni. The commission is sometimes referred to as the Barton Commission (for the chairman, Robert T. Barton) and the report as the O'Shea report (the director of the survey was M.V. O'Shea of the Univ. of Wisconsin)

Minutes of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors

 Series
Identifier: RG-01-Minutes
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the official public minutes of the VMI Board of Visitors. The first meeting of the Board was held in May 1839. A significant portion of historical minutes have been digitized and are available online, including those for the Civil War era. Modern minutes (from 1982-forward) are also available online.

Office of the Superintendent. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1840 - 1915

 Sub-Series
Scope and Contents This box contains incoming and outgoing letters that do not fit in the larger correspondence series for the period, including: --unnumbered incoming letters, 1840-1870 --misc. numbered letters that do not fit in the known sequence, including a few examples from the 1870's for which there are no other extant incoming letters. --Misc. original outgoing letters (copies in letter books) --Misc. copies of outgoing letters, (perhaps a second copy in addition to...