Nelson M. Magee Collection
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence and personal items, dating from 1948-1952 and belonging to Nelson M. Magee, a 1952 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence includes letters and cards sent to Magee while he was a V.P.I. student. Magee's personal items include a high school commencement program, receipts related to car insurance claims, orders for V.P.I. class rings, a V.P.I. license plate attachment, and a personal notebook with penciled notes related to war bonds.
- 1948 - 1952
Language of Materials
The materials of this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Nelson M. Magee was born on October 10, 1930, in Wakefield, Virginia. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1948 and from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a B.S. in architectural engineering. At V.P.I., Magee was a 2nd Lieutenant of Company G (Artillery) and a member of several student organizations, including Pershing Rifles, Order of DeMolay, Peanut Club, American Institute of Architects, and Scabbard and Blade. Magee was stationed at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, before becoming 1st Lieutenant in command of construction of Launching Facilities for the Nike Ballistic Missile Program in Washington, D.C.
Magee enjoyed a prolific international career. He moved to Rome, Georgia, in 1972 to work for Ledbetter Construction Company and became a member of the Georgia National Society of Professional Engineers in 1974. He began work for the Vulcan Material Company of Birmingham, Alabama, in Saudi Arabia in 1976 and rose to the position of President and CEO for Saudi Arabian Vulcan before leaving Saudi Arabia in 1989. From 1990 to 2000, he lived Almeria, Spain, where his company built resorts. Upon his retirement in 2000, he returned to Rome, Georgia, where he remained until his death on March 18, 2017.
Magee married Edna Yolanda Magee, and the couple had three children.
Nelson Magee Obituary. Dignity Memorial website. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/hampton-va/nelson-magee-7340574. Accessed September 14, 2022.
The Bugle. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1952. Page 27.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection contains correspondence and personal items belonging to Nelson M. Magee, a 1952 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence includes letters and cards sent to Magee while he was a V.P.I. student from 1948 to 1952.
The collection contains two series based on content type. Series I contains correspondence to Nelson Magee, arranged by author. Series II contains other personal items belonging to Magee, arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University archives in 2016.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Nelson M. Magee Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nelson M. Magee Collection was completed in September 2022.
- Nelson M. Magee Collection, 1948-1952
- Miranda Christy, graduate assistant.
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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