Source:Autobiography of James L. Nichols

Source Autobiography of James L. Nichols; Story of the Life of J. L. Nichols; History of Nichols Library
Author Nichols, James L.
Nichols, Elizabeth Barnard
Fry, Miriam B.
Coverage
Place Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States
Surname Nichols
Subject Biography, History
Publication information
Type Book
Date issued 1895; 1931; 1969
Number of Volumes 1
Citation
Nichols, James L.; Elizabeth Barnard Nichols; and Miriam B. Fry. Autobiography of James L. Nichols; Story of the Life of J. L. Nichols; History of Nichols Library. (1895; 1931; 1969).
Repositories
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Apparently dictated to Elizabeth Barnard Nichols, shortly before his death in August 1895, this is the autobiography of a prominent Naperville self-made man who rose from penniless orphan to North-Western (now North Central) College professor, publisher, businessman and benefactor to the Nichols Library and North Central College. Also included is the speech made by Elizabeth Barnard Nichols-Simpson at the dedication of Merner Gymnasium and Field House, January 23, 1931. Lastly is a brief history of Nichols Library given by Library Director Miriam B. Fry in 1969 at the opening of the new children's room in the lower level of the library.

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