Arnold S. Nash papers, 1939-1974.

Creator: Nash, Arnold S. (Arnold Samuel)
Collection number: 4910
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Abstract: Arnold Samuel Nash (1906- ) was a professor in the Department of Religion of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and an Anglican minister. Nash moved to the United States from his native England in 1939. His particular areas of academic interest were philosophy of science, sociology of science, and the sociology of religion. He was the author of The University and the Modern World (1944) and numerous articles. Arnold Samuel Nash’s papers reflect his interests in current events and issues facing the University of North Carolina. Included are records from UNC Department of Religion; routine business papers as well as records of Nash’s speaking engagements and conferences, extensive correspondence files, and subject files on current events. Most of the speech and conference materials relate to religion and the university or the university and society.In the correspondence files are letters to and from the friends he left in England; topics discussed in these letters include the experience of living in London through World War II, the Lend Lease Program, and the Speaker Ban at the University of North Carolina. Also included is a letter to Nash from Albert Einstein.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included In the series Subject Files, 1964-1971 are files on various topics in the 1960s, including women’s liberation, African American students and the Black Power Movement. Nash collected booklets, speeches, and articles on these topics (See particularly Folders 161 – 163).