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19th Century Reports of the Superintendent
A Digital Collection from the VMI Archives

 1857SmallThe 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.