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John Albert Nist papers

Identifier: MSD-1949-001

Collection Statement

This collection contains clippings, reviews, lectures, lyrics, poems, Old English articles, and programs. Many of John's writings are included also.


  • 1925 - 1982


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

The author of many works of scholarship and creative writing, Nist had been a professor of English and speech at Eastern Michigan University, a visiting professor of English at the Univ. of Arizona, chairman of the English department at Austin College, and most recently a professor of English and linguistics and an author at Auburn University. In 1964 he was awarded the Machado de Assis medal, Brazilian Academy of Letters, from the Brazilian government for his translations of Brazilian poetry and contribution to better understanding between North and South America. A Rector Scholar at DePauw, he graduated with distinction and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, three Fulbright-Hays Grants, and a Fulbright Lectureship Grant for the 1970-71 academic year in Rome, Italy. Nist died June 18, 1981 in Naples, Italy.


4.73 Cubic Feet (11 document cases)

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John Albert Nist papers Class of 1949
Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States