Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983

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Radical professor; socialist; pacifist during World War I era; author and lecturer; leader of "back-to-the-earth" movement.

From the description of Papers, 1943-1988. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 20061606

American sociologist.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Toledo, Ohio, to Eckstein Case, Cleveland, Ohio, 1917 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806119

Scott Nearing began his career as a teacher of economics. For many years he was blacklisted by universities and mainstream publishers for his socialist and pacifist ideas, especially his advocacy of draft resistance during World War I. From 1932 until his death in 1983, Nearing was a self-subsistent farmer, author and lecturer.

Nearing was interviewed July 11, 1969 at his farm in Harborside, Maine.

From the description of Oral History Interview, 1969. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122593903

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referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951. Ella Reeve Bloor Papers, 1890-1979 (bulk 1910-1940). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf League of Vermont Writers. League of Vermont Writers papers, 1928-1942. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series III, 1909-1942 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881-1950. Papers, 1914-1950. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Solomon Papers, 1916-1962 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.). Frankford Friends Forum Committee. Records, 1930-1980, (bulk 1940-1950). Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Ostimer, Elinor Pyle. Ostimer collection on Scott Nearing 1917-1964. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Dynes, Harry B., 1884-1968. [Collection], 1873-1945. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Rand School of Social Science: Publications, 1914-1955 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn National Council of American-Soviet Friendship Records, Bulk, 1943-1988, 1919-1990 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Friends of Spanish Democracy records, 1935-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929. Papers, 1862-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Tamiment Library. Tamiment Library manuscript files collection relating to individuals and organizations associated with radicalism, the labor movement, and progressive social action in the United States, 1950-2001 (bulk 1910-1965). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Socialist Workers Party. Minnesota Section. Socialist Workers Party records, 1914-1964. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn University of Pennsylvania. University Scrapbook Collection, 1882-1931 (bulk 1885-1915). University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Rand School of Social Science, Dept. of Labor Research records, 1916-1923 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Vanguard Press Records, ca.1925-ca.1985 Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscripts Library,
referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, Bulk, 1910-1965, 1749-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Vanguard Press. Vanguard Press Records, ca. 1925-ca. 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
creatorOf Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). Michigan. Fellowship of Reconciliation, Michigan records, 1940-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf American Union Against Militarism. Collected records, 1915-1922 [microform]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991. Papers, 1890-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Correspondence : with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1911. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Solomon, Charles, 1889-1963. Papers, 1916-1962. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor, 1881-1973. Mary E. Gawthorpe : papers, 1881-1990 (bulk 1907-1933). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Ella Reeve Bloor Papers MS 19., 1890-1979, 1910-1940 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Rebecca Shelley Papers, 1890-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation. Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation records, 1940-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Papers, 1905-1933. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1918-1933. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Calverton, V. F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940. V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993 (bulk 1935-1961). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Fund for Public Service. American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation. Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation records, 1940-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Graves, Anna Melissa, 1875-1964. Papers, 1919-1953. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Party records., 1914-1980. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.). Records, 1919-1990. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-. Papers, 1911-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Nearing, Scott,. Oral History Interview, 1969. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lever, Emil John, 1894-. Oral history interview with E.J. Lever, 1968. Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban Affairs
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959. Papers, 1910-1955. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948. Papers, 1894-1948 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Frank, Adelaide Schulkind. Papers, 1925-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Solomon Papers, 1916-1962 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Letter [manuscript] : Toledo, Ohio, to Eckstein Case, Cleveland, Ohio, 1917 April 18. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Labor Research Association (U.S.). Records, 1914-1981. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951. Papers, 1890-1973. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. Booth Tarkington papers [manuscript], 1900-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf American Union Against Militarism. Collected records, 1915-1922. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Labor Research Association Records 1914-2001. New York University, Tamiment Library
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Papers, 1943-1988. University of Toledo, William S. Carlson Library
creatorOf Rand School of Social Science. Dept. of Labor Research. Rand School of Social Science, Dept. of Labor Research records, 1916-1923. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mary E. Gawthorpe Papers, Bulk, 1907-1933, 1881-1990 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Cheston, Emily Fox, 1887-. Oral History Interview, 1969. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Rand School of Social Science Records, 1905-1962 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Steelink, Nicolaas, b. 1890. Nicolaas Steelink papers, 1912-1953. Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban Affairs
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, Bulk, 1913-1933, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Labor Research Association Records, 1914-2009 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Hawkins, Oscar F. (Oscar Ferdinand), 1872-1964. Oscar F. Hawkins and family papers, 1888-1963. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Correspondence to W. A. Swanberg, 1973-1979. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities. Suspected radical propaganda file, [ca. 1890-1919]. New York State Archives
referencedIn Ostimer collection on Scott Nearing, 1917-1964 Ohio University
referencedIn Blossom, F. A. (Frederick Augustus), b. 1878. Papers, 1885-1974. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation Records, 1940-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn American Legion. Jefferson Post No. 15 (Louisville, Ky.). Records of the American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15 (Louisville, Ky.) 1919-1988. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Jones, Joseph L. (Joseph Levering), 1851-1920. Papers, 1915-1916. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Pennsylvania Child Labor Association (Philadelphia, Pa.). Records, 1905-1915. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Darcy, Samuel, 1905-. Papers, 1924-1985 (bulk 1930-1945). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1921. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf American Friends of Spanish Democracy. American Friends of Spanish Democracy records, 1935-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-1990. Lotte Jacobi papers, 1898-1986. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
referencedIn Alexander L. Crosby papers, 1921-1980 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn National Council of American-Soviet Friendship Records, 1919-1990 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Dynes, Harry B., 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Edmonds, Franklin Spencer, 1874-1945. person
associatedWith Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith Fels, Joseph, 1854-1914. person
associatedWith Fels, Maurice, 1858?-1952. person
associatedWith Fels, Samuel Simeon, 1860?-1950. person
associatedWith Frank, Adelaide Schulkind. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor, 1881-1973. person
associatedWith Gould, Jean (Jean Rosalind), 1909- person
associatedWith Graves, Anna Melissa, 1875-1964. person
associatedWith Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.). Frankford Friends Forum Committee. corporateBody
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associatedWith Harris, Leon A. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Oscar F. (Oscar Ferdinand), 1872-1964. person
associatedWith Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. person
associatedWith Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-1990. person
associatedWith Jones, Joseph L. (Joseph Levering), 1851-1920. person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Krauskopf, Joseph, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith Labor Research Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948. person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Vermont Writers. corporateBody
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associatedWith Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949. person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
associatedWith Marsh, Benjamin Clarke, 1877-1952. person
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associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Michigan Fellowship of Reconciliation corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957 person
associatedWith National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nearing, Helen. person
associatedWith Newman, Bernard J., 1877-1941. person
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associatedWith Pennsylvania Child Labor Association (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Child Labor Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rand School of Social Science. corporateBody
associatedWith Rand School of Social Science. Dept. of Labor Research. corporateBody
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associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
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associatedWith Socialist Workers Party. Minnesota Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Workers Party. Minnesota Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Solomon, Charles, 1889-1963. person
correspondedWith Steelink, Nicolaas, b. 1890. person
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associatedWith Sutherland, John F. person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Temple University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891- person
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. School of Social Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanguard Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
associatedWith Woodward, George, 1863-1952. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States
Subject
Children--Employment
Pacifists
Housing
Universities and colleges--Administration
Socialists
Organic farming
Occupation
Function

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Birth 1883-08-06

Death 1983-08-24

Americans

English

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