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Alice Pearl Nix papers

Identifier: MS-0013

Scope and Contents note

Much of the material relates to departmental meetings, including discussions and criteria for creating a psychology major at the college, and later creating a master’s program in psychology. There are reel-to-reel tapes of a lecture she gave in relation to the College in the Country program, and a fair amount of ephemera related to her 10 years of teaching at Truett-McConnell Junior College. Included in her writings is a typed manuscript short story called “The Romance of Choestoe,” relating a story about her ancestor’s land grant and settlement in Choestoe, Georgia.


  • 1950-1976


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical/Historical note

Alice “Pearl” Nix was born 12 December 1912 in Choestoe, Georgia, the daughter of Columbus H. and Lillie (Henson) Nix. She received an A.B. degree in English from Piedmont College in 1940, a M.Ed. degree in educational supervision from the University of Georgia in 1946, and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Georgia in 1959. She taught in the White County and Hall County, Georgia, schools; was a consultant in the teacher education workshops at North Georgia College, 1951-1954; Director of Guidance and Teacher Education at Truett-McConnell Junior College, 1947-1957; Counselor and Instructor in Psychology at the University of Georgia, 1958-1959, and Professor of Psychology and Director of Psychoeducational Services at West Georgia College from 1959 until her retirement in 1978.

Nix was listed in a number of Who’s Who publications during the 1970s for her work in education, science and psychology.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Grace Sunday School Class. She was the first ordained woman deacon of the church and was a director of WMU. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Georgia Teachers Association, Carroll County Retired Teachers Association, AARP, DAR, Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Civic Woman’s Club. She was the president of the Mental Health Association in Carroll County for many years. Dr. Nix received the Meritorious Service Award from Truett-McConnell College in 1992 and the Outstanding Professor Emeritus Award from the West Georgia College Alumni Association in 1992. She died 5 April 2002.


1.29 Linear feet (3 boxes and 1 OV folder)




Papers of Dr. Alice Pearl Nix who taught at West Georgia College 1959-1978, serving as head of West Georgia College’s psychology department in the mid-1960s.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Russell Lynn on behalf of Mrs. Nellie Nix Hester, sister of Dr. Nix, on 23 August 2007.

Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham in 2008.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States