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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of J. Curtis Dixon
RLIN number: NXCP87-A95
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, early schooling; Mercer and Columbia Universities; World War I; career as teacher, principal, businessman, school superintendent in Richland, Georgia; State Supervisor of School Administration and Finance; county schools survey; State agent for Negro schools; graduate work, Teachers College; General Education Board; Rosenwald Fund; rural education conferences; Jeanes teachers; Vice Chancellor, University of Georgia, 1940-42; Vice President, Mercer University, 1942-46; Southern Education Foundation, 1945-65: moving headquarters to Atlanta, staff, financing, programs, travel, charter; analysis of Negro educational institutions; training for principals; effect of 1954 desegregation decision.
Extent: Transcript: 513 leaves, Tape: 5 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1967 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dixon, J. Curtis, 1894-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1967
Interviewer: Hawkins, Robbin
Organizations discussed: Mercer University, Macon, GA
Locations discussed: Georgia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Education; African Americans--Segregation; Education--Georgia; Georgia; Mercer University, Macon, GA; North America; Oral history; Philanthropinism; Rural schools; School administrators; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Dixon, J. Curtis, 1894-; Educational fund raising; General Education Board (New York, NY); Julius Rosenwald Fund; Southern Education Foundation
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018744-14187