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RG/RG 02. Office of the Superintendent

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RG/RG 02
Records created by the Office of the Superintendent, including offices of Superintendent's immediate staff and their direct reports. The title of Superintendent is equivalent to the title of President as used at other colleges and universities.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Francis H. Smith Circular Letter Soliciting Items to Establish a Museum at VMI

 Item
Identifier: RG-02-Outgoing-18450227
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute printed circular, signed in ink by Superintendent Francis H. Smith, petitioning alumni for donations of "Curiousities, both literary and natural" to help establish a Museum at VMI. This examples is dated February 27, 1845, and addressed to William S. Beale, a member of the Class of 1843.

Also mentions addition to Barracks, new Gun House, Society of Cadets Hall, and Library.

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, administrative subject files

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Administrative
Scope and Contents Historically significant subject files spanning the administrations of multiple Superintendents. These topical files cover various historical eras; topics include areas such as planning, programs, and events.

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.