Nixon, Herman Clarence



  • Existence: 29 December 1886 - 10 August 1967


Herman Clarence Nixon completed his academic work at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and the University of Chicago. He taught history at Vanderbilt University from 1925 to 1928. He left Vanderbilt for Tulane University where he taught from 1928 to 1938. He taught for a few years at the University of Missouri before returning to Vanderbilt as Lecturer in Political Science. While at Vanderbilt in the late 1920s, Nixon was asked by the Agrarian literary group to contribute an essay to the Agrarian manifesto I’ll Take My Stand. Of all the Agrarians, Nixon was the most proactive in pursuing practical means for alleviating poverty in the South, serving on both the Social Science Research Council’s Southern Regional Committee and the Southern Conference for Human Welfare.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

Identifier: MSS.0160

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group.

Dates: 1922 - 1979

Herman Clarence Nixon Papers

Identifier: MSS.0315
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, diaries, journals where articles were published, etc. Series I contains incoming correspondence that is arranged alphabetically, then by date in the folders. A few pieces of correspondence are written in French and Spanish. Series II contains publications.

Books received with the collection were removed and catalogued.

Dates: multiple

Additional filters:

Diaries 1
Fugitives (Group) 1
Literature 1
Southern States--History 1
United States--Politics and government 1
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