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Vernon J. Dixon papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Vernon J. Dixon was the Merit Professor of Economics at Haverford College between 1971 and 2006. Born in 1933, he received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1954 and a master's degree in finance and banking from Columbia University in 1955. In 1969, he received another master's degree from Princeton University, followed by a Ph.D. in economics in 1973. His primary research focus was on the economic development of urban Black communities, the mental health of Black people, and the emotional development of Black children. In addition to Haverford, he also taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Pennsylvania, Goddard College, and the Manhattan College School of Business. He died in 2011 at 78 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

The collection consists of materials associated with Vernon J. Dixon's scholarship. It contains his speeches related to equal opportunity, research notes, honors and awards, correspondence about his scholarly work and work-related trips and printouts of books, and journal articles related to his specialization.

The materials are arranged chronologically and thematically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed October 2021


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
October, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Emancipatory Strategy of the Fanon Center, 1976.
Box 1
Equal Opportunity Conference presentation, 1977.
Box 1
Miscellaneous Materials 1, 1968 - 1995.
Box 1
Miscellaneous Materials 2, 1972 - 1985.
Box 1

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