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Nettie Dixon Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0301

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is entitled The Girl Graduate, Her own Book and was designed and illustrated by Louise Perrett and Sarah K. Smith of the Reilly and Britton Company of Chicago, Illinois. The scrapbook contains Nettie's typed essay on The Public School System of Greensboro. It also contains receipts, class autographs from classmates and teachers, drawings, invitations, calling cards, placement cards, Class Day Exercises of 1909, Commencement Exercises of 1909, music programs, report cards and graduation programs from local schools.


  • 1909


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Nettie Dixon of Greensboro, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG). She was a member of the Cornelian Society. During her sophomore year she was Vice-President of her Class during the fall term. During her senior year she was Critic of her class during the spring term, Business Manager of the Carolinian and Vice-President of the Athletic Association. She graduated with a Bachelor of Pedagogy in 1909.


0.13 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

Language of Materials



Nettie Dixon of Greensboro, North Carolina attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School and graduated in 1909 with a Bachelor of Pedagogy.

The Scrapbook is handwritten throughout, contains a typed essay, photographs, invitations, calling cards, placement cards, receipts and programs.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008.

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Processed and encoded by Haley Childers, August 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US