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Vernon J. Dixon papers

Identifier: HCS-001-004

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1968 - 1995


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)




The materials are arranged chronologically and thematically.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed October 2021

Genre / Form


Vernon J. Dixon papers
Alexa Horkava
October, 2021
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