The VMI Archives Photographs Collection contains thousands of images - ranging from mid-19th century daguerreotypes through today's digital photography - and includes a wide range of topics. VMI subjects include individual and group photographs of cadets, alumni, and faculty/staff; buildings and grounds; cadet life; events; and …
This digital collection contains letters, diaries, and other manuscripts from the collections of personal papers in the Virginia Military Institute Archives. Our manuscript holdings cover the broad categories of Institute history and cadet life, the Civil War, military history, papers of alumni and faculty, and local/regional …
The Cadet (originally the Keydet), VMI's student newspaper, began weekly publication in the fall of 1907. The collection begins with Volume 1, number 2 -the very first issue is not extant. The newspaper has been published continuously since 1907, except for a 3 year gap during and immediately following World War II. The …
The Board of Visitors is the governing body of the Virginia Military Institute. The Archives houses the complete Minutes of the Board, which help to provide a detailed history of the Institute from its first days in 1839 through the current era. The most recent decades of Board meeting minutes, along with an increasing number of …
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 …
The Virginia Military Institute Archives Digital Collections site was created to preserve, share, and enhance the use of selected materials from our institutional holdings. Included are "born digital" contemporary items, as well as historical material digitized from other formats.
These collections are distinct from, but relate to, material located on the primary VMI Archives website. The VMI Archives Homepage continues to be the gateway to the bulk of our research topics and digital material. Use the "Archives Website Home" link on the top of any page to view our main site.