19th Century Reports of the Superintendent
A Digital Collection from the VMI Archives
The published reports of the Institute detail the significant events of each academic year. Containing both a Superintendent's section and reports from various committees of the Board of Visitors, the documents are a valuable resource for understanding all aspects of VMI's historical development.
Annual reports, which typically were issued in June or July and cover the just-completed academic year; i.e., the 1848 annual report covers the 1847-1848 school year. Special reports were issued periodically to provide detailed information about specific topics or issues.
View the Reports
Full reports are available online for the period 1848-1859 on our site at the Internet Archive.
Selected excerpts for the Civil War period are also available.
If you are interested in a year for which the online version is not yet available, please contact the Archives. We house the original publications for all eras.