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Raymond B. Nixon Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS148

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection of photographs, taken by Harold J. Terhune, depicts the christening and launch of the S.S. Henry W. Grady on October 22, 1943 in Brunswick, Georgia during World War II. The Henry W. Grady was a liberty ship. Included are photographs of the christening of the ship, the launch of the ship to sea, and various speakers and guests, including Mrs. Henry W. Grady III (sponsor) with son Henry W. Grady IV, Mrs. Eugene Black (co-sponsor) and Michael Black, Mrs. Frederica Ward, and Atlanta journalist Ralph McGill.


  • 22 October 1943


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Raymond Blalock Nixon was born on June 10, 1903 in Live Oak, Florida. He earned his B.Ph. degree from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) in 1925, his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1934 and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Dr. Nixon worked as a reporter, correspondent, editor and director of various newspapers and journals for over 60 years (1917-1982). In 1926, Dr. Nixon became an instructor in the division of journalism at Emory University. He was promoted to assistant professor, associate professor, professor and director of the division. In 1952, Dr. Nixon accepted the position of professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nixon was considered a leader in the field of international communications and was elected as the first president of UNSECO's International Association for Mass Communication Research (1959). In addition, he traveled extensively, assisting other higher education institutions establish journalism programs. Dr. Nixon retired from the University of Minnesota as professor emeritus in 1971. Raymond Nixon died on December 15, 1997.


15 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Raymond B. Nixon, 1943.

General Physical Description note

15 black and white photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.
Raymond B. Nixon Photographs, 22 October 1943ahc.VIS 148
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
August 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305