VMI Archives

The VMI Archives, located in Preston Library, contain a wealth of primary source collections of interest to both scholars and the general public.  Our growing digital archives allow researchers to access many of our most popular resources online.

Alexander Jackson Davis architectural drawing

Explore VMI Architectural History

Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892), a notable 19th century American architect, designed the VMI Barracks, professors' residences and other Institute buildings during the 1850's-1860's. VMI owns 27 original Davis drawings, all of which are available online.