Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 20th century
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents A collection of videos (some amateur, some professional) documenting special events such as matriculation, Ring Figure, graduation, speeches, and other topics relating to VMI activities and cadet life. The bulk of this collection dates from the 1980's forward, although a few date from an earlier period.
Scope and Contents Includes Ledgers, vouchers, accounts, correspondence, and other financial records dating from the opening days of the Institute through the early 20th century. These records are a good source of information for tracing early purchases of goods and services; local Lexington and Rockbridge County businesses/artisans/craftsmen appear in vouchers. Also contains subject files maintained by COL William Couper, who served as VMI Business Executive from the 1920's-the 1950's. These files,...
Item — Box 04, Media Case/Sleeve: 181
Identifier: RG-02-Orders and Memoranda
Scope and Contents The Order Books contain official orders and notices concerning the military regulations and operations, as well as the academic administration of the Institute. The definitions of Orders, Special Orders, and Memoranda overlap and vary over time. General definitions are- General Orders: Announcements of interest to all or to a large group of cadets and the faculty, concerning military and academic schedules and regulations, special events, military and academic...
Item — Box 03, Media Case/Sleeve: 139
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings providing a chronological view of VMI activities, events. Categories include general topics; sports, and special topics. From the 1950's forward these were compiled by the Public Relations staff; prior to that date they originated with various other employees, including the Librarian Nellie Gibbs. The Gibbs sometimes contain photographs pasted to pages. General VMI Topics: 1845-1981; Sports/Athletics, 1920-1972; Special Topics: Hazing death of...
Item — Box 01, Media Case/Sleeve: 029
File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Administrative records concerning the World War II era at VMI, includiing correspondence and memoranda. Also files on returning veterans issues. The G. I. Bill folder includes some information about returning Korean War veterans.Includes: Chronological file, 1940-1946; Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP)- separate box; Library of Congress - storage of material at VMI during war; Civil defense in Lexington (air raid drills, blackout drills); Selective Service System (draft); GI...