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Personal papers of Paul B. Lawson

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 284


Lawson was a professor of entomology and held several administrative positions at the University of Kansas, including serving as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, from 1916-1954. This collection consists of correspondence, obituaries, and a 1956 convocation program.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Paul B. Lawson

Paul Bowen Lawson received his B.S. from John Fletcher College in 1909 and his M.S. in 1917 and Ph.D. in 1919, both from the University of Kansas. He joined the faculty of KU in 1916, reaching full Professor status in 1922. He was also named Dean of the College in 1934. He died in 1954.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 284

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Paul B. Lawson Collection
Personal papers of Paul B. Lawson
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Paul B. Lawson, University Archives, PP 284, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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