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Virginia Military Institute Register,
The Virginia Military Institute has a storied history. It is the oldest state supported military college in the United States. Classes began in 1839 and in 1942, the first 16 cadets graduated. It is still operating today.
This collection contains two categories of materials. The first is two books detailing the early history of the Virginia Military Institute in great detail. The rest of the books are the annual registers of students and teachers and many early issues of The Bomb, the school publication that started in the mid 1880s. All told, there are 59 items in this collection. This is an excellent collection for war historians and genealogists.
Below you will find a detailed list plus sample pages from some of the publications.
Annual issues of the Register of the Officers and Cadets of the Military Institute included are:
1840, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872-73, 1873-74, 1874-75
Issues of The Bomb include:
1885, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923
The two historical books are:
Here are some page images from a few of the issues so you can see some of the typical contents of the volumes.
This CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. You must have a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader - (available for free download if you do not have it installed on your computer.) The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this CD are searchable and printable.
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