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Accession 24

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

300 pieces, .25 linear feet



Historical Note

Dr. Nolan Pliny Jacobson (1909-1987) was a Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Winthrop 1954-1974.

Scope and Content Note

The Nolan Pliny Jacobson Papers consist of biographical data, professional and personal correspondence, and other papers relating to Dr. Jacobson’s research; his relationship with other philosophers, and his interest in oriental religion, philosophy, and the effects of science on the culture of the modern world. Correspondents include Prince Sihanouk, Charles Morris, John and Roberta Dewey, Henry and Laura Weiman, Charles and Dorothy Hartshorne, Kenneth Inada, Haljme Nakamusa, T.I. Dow, Nyanaponika Mahathera, and many other distinguished philosophers of the Western World.

Additional Notes

Transfer of items: As part of the agreement, photocopies of Dr. Jacobson’s correspondence with Henry N. Wieman (1948, 1953-1973) will be sent to the University of Southern Illinois. Title to the property and literary property rights will remain with Winthrop University.


The papers of Nolan Pliny Jacobson, philosopher, educator, and former Winthrop faculty member, were received as a gift by the Archives on June 3, 1975.


Philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, Prince Sihanouk, John Dewey, Henry Wieman


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Nolan Pliny Jacobson Papers - Accession 24

LC Subject Headings

Jacobson, Nolan Pliny--Archives; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; World Fellowship of Buddhists; American Philosophical Association; College teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Philosophy teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Religious educators--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Philosophy and religion; Philosophy, Asian; Science--Social aspects; Science and civilization; Asia--Religion; Morris, Charles W. (Charles William), 1903-1979; Sihanouk, Prince, 1922-2012--Correspondence; Dewey, John, 1859-1952--Correspondence; Wieman, Henry Nelson, 1884-1975--Correspondence; Hartshorne, Charles, 1897-2000--Correspondence; Inada, Kenneth K.--Correspondence