||Autobiography of James L. Nichols; Story of the Life of J. L. Nichols; History of Nichols Library
||Nichols, James L.
Nichols, Elizabeth Barnard
Fry, Miriam B.
||1895; 1931; 1969
|Number of Volumes
|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).|
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.