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William P. Lawrence Papers, 1863-2005 (bulk 1941-2001)

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William P. Lawrence Papers, 1863-2005 (bulk 1941-2001): Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in May 2010



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Lawrence, William P.
Title: William P. Lawrence Papers
Dates: 1863-2005
Bulk Dates: 1941-2001
Size: 12.75 linear feet (28 manuscript boxes, 6 flat boxes, 7 flat files)
Abstract: William Porter Lawrence, United States Naval Academy Class of 1951, was a naval aviator and a career officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Vice Admiral. The Lawrence Papers span from 1863 until 2005, and describe various events and aspects of Lawrence's naval career and personal life, including his studies as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy; career as an aviator and officer in the United States Navy; experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam; tour as Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy; and affiliations with the National Football Foundation and National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Call number: MS 403
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Vice Admiral and Mrs. William Porter Lawrence in July 2005 and February 2012. Accession Nos. 05-13 and 12-01.

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