Cadet Fieldwork and Research
As part of their academic work, cadets are able to utilize the vast collection of the VMI Archives to conduct research on the Institute's history. Below are some of the projects that cadets have researched and prepared for addition to the Archives’ digitized resources.
Cadet Life Over Time
Fieldwork Spring 2022
Field Work projects allow cadets to apply their classroom learning in a professional or service learning environment and showcase their skills in research, analysis, and communication. As their final project for the spring 2022 section of ERH411, taught by Lt. Col. Penne Ticen (from the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies), and in partnership with Maj. Jeff Kozak (head of the VMI Archives), cadets researched the history of the Institute with a focus on cadet life and the changing face of post. During their research, Maj. Kozak worked with cadets to identify appropriate primary sources from the Archives collection. Each pair of cadets organized their research into a web page, found below. Special thanks go to Ms. Mary Laura Kludy for her help with this project.