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Virginia Military Institute. Office of the Superintendent.

 Organization

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Annual and special reports of the Superintendent

 Series
Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Reports of the Superintendent
Scope and Contents The annual reports of the Superintendent contain a detailed account of the activities for each academic year. The 19th century through mid-20th century reports are an excellent primary source for exploring the administrative and academic history of the Institute. In addition to annual reports, special reports were occasionally issued to provide details about specific topics; and "semi-annual" reports were published during parts of the 19th century to provide the results of mid-year...

Letters from United States presidents and other notables

 Sub-Series
Identifier: RG-02-Correspondence-Notables
Scope and Contents Superintendents' correspondence file containing a small number of letters from or relating to notable individuals, including U. S. Presidents. Includes Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy (telegram announcing death), Ronald Reagan, John Glenn, Franklin Roosevelt.

Miscellaneous correspondence files, Superintendent's office

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Correspondence-Misc
Scope and Contents Correspondence, 1840-1918, originating in the Superintendent's office, unrelated to any other records series. Primarily about purchases and business transactions, and miscellaneous file.

Newsletters and Circulars, Office of the Superintendent.

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Newsletters
Scope and Contents Newsletters, circulars and other mass mailings created by the Office of the Superintendent. These include the annual newsletter to parents. These mailings began with General Nichols and the frequency/subject varies among administrations.

Office of the Superintendent Board of Visitors meetings Subject Files

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Board of Visitors
Scope and Contents These records consist of one chronological file, 1909-1953, primarily containing Superintendent's working reports and memoranda to the Board of Visitors; some annotations. In addition, there are Superintendent's copies of BOV meeting packets for Gen. Shell and Irby; some with annotations.

Records of Inaugurations and Assumption of Command Ceremonies for VMI Superintendents

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Inaugurations
Scope and Contents Records relating to the inaugural ceremonies or assumption of command events for the various Superintendents. In recent administations there have not been elaborate inaugural ceremonies.

Records of Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne, 1936-1947

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-06-KilbourneCE
Scope and Contents Records of the administration of VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne. Includes correspondence, biographical information, speeches and related Institute official records, 1937-1946. These records cover the World War II era at VMI.

Records of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols, 1907-1924

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-03-NicholsEW
Scope and Contents Official records of the Edward W. Nichols Administration, 1907-1924. Includes official correspondence, annual reports, and other material documenting Nichols's years as Superintendent.

Records of Superintendent Francis H. Smith, 1839-1889

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-01-SmithFH
Scope and Contents These files constitute the major record series generated by the office of Francis H. Smith, VMI’s first Superintendent. He served from 1839-1889. The records, (ca. 30 linear feet) consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, order books, speeches and publications, annual reports, personal file, and subject files.

Records of Superintendent George R. E. Shell, 1960-1971

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-09-ShellGRE
Scope and Contents Official records of the George R. E. Shell administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and related papers/records for the period 1961-1970.