The collection consists of 5 scrapbooks pertaining to the life and career of William Nixon and his daughter Ethel L. Nixon Mounsey, MD. Nixon was a self-taught architect, stage/set designer, furniture maker and civic activist. His daughter Dr. Mounsey was the first African American to obtain a doctorate in psychology from the Johns Hopkins University. Of note are copies of manumission records of Mr. Nixon’s parents Buriel Nixon and his wife Maria Nixon. The scrapbooks range from 1871 to 1970.
Staff, MSRC, "NIXON, WILLIAM" (2015). Manuscript Division. 148.