VMI Archives

The VMI Archives Online Catalog and the Historical Rosters Database will be unavailable until January 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience. For assistance, please submit your request by email to archives@vmi.edu.
Search the Archives Website
Searching the Archives website allows you to find popular research topics, FAQs, and learn about the scope of our collections. It's a good place to start, but be sure to use the other search options above to identify the full range of material in which you may be interested.
Search Digital Collections
Searches thousands of photographs, manuscripts, the Cadet newspaper, and other digital collections. It contains original documents and full text for a wide range of archival collections.
Search the Historical Rosters
Our Historical Rosters are the best resource for family historians interested in identifying a VMI ancestor. In addition to names, many records include a summary of biographical and genealogical information found in our files. Contact the Archives for detailed information about people identified here.
Search the Archives Catalog
The Archives Catalog contains detailed descriptive information about letters, diaries, other manuscripts and historical VMI records. Although the catalog does not contain the documents themselves, it provides you with links to full text access if a collection is available online.

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.

Meriwether Jones, Class of 1942, during World War II

Explore World War II Resources

The VMI Archives collections include personal papers, VMI records, and photograph holdings documenting the World War II era.  Explore diaries, oral history, military records and more.  Many collections are available online. Need more information? Contact us!
[Photo: 2nd Lt. Meriwether Jones, bomber pilot, 1943]