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Records of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols, 1907-1924

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


  • 1907 - 1924


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18 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant General Edward West Nichols (b. 1858 d. 1927) graduated from VMI in 1878 and was subsequently a Professor of Mathematics at the Institute. He served as Acting Superintendent from July 1, 1907 to June 30, 1908; on July 1, 1908 he was named VMI's third Superintendent, holding that position until September 30, 1924. From 1918-1919 was an officer in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and was the commander of the Student Army Training Corps at VMI. Following his retirement as Superintendent he continued to lecture in Pure and Applied Mathematics. He died on July 1, 1927 as a result of a blasting accident on the VMI Post.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 02, Superintendent

Related Materials

Additional correspondence from this era is located in the Superintendents' Administrative Subject Files series.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450