This digital collection contains material from the small to medium sized manuscript collections located in the Virginia Military Institute Archives. Included are letters, diaries and other types of personal papers. Our manuscripts cover the broad categories of Institute history and cadet life, the Civil War, military history, papers of alumni and faculty, and local/regional history. Civil War era collections include papers of Confederate and Union soldiers, as well as material relating to Institute history and cadet life during that era.
Additions to this collection are ongoing and new digital material is added regularly. For complete and detailed descriptions of all of our manuscript holdings consult our online catalog. Remember that many manuscripts in our collection are not yet online, and the catalog can guide you to additional material.
Please note that some large collections of personal papers are located in separate digital collections (for example, the Stonewall Jackson Papers).
You can see a complete list of all digital collections by choosing the Digital Collections Home link at the top of this page.