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Maury W. Boykin Papers

Identifier: MS-0449
The collection consists primarily of Boykins's personal papers, clippings, and other items relating to his 1923 tunnel plan. Also included is his U. S. Navy commission, dated 1917.


  • 1923


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0.25 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Maury W. Boykin (b. 1893 d. 1984) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1917. He was teacher and Civil Engineer, and served in the Navy during World War One. He was most widely known for his visionary construction plan for the Hampton Roads Tunnel (Virginia). He designed the first tunnel plan in 1923 and, although the tunnel was not actually constructed until the 1950's, much of the modern design paralleled Boykin's original plan.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450