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DONALD ELMER LAWSON PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


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Creator: Donald Elmer Lawson
Title: Donald Elmer Lawson Papers
Dates: 1961-1989
Dates: [1965-1989]
Quantity: 5.95 cubic feet (20 boxes)
Identification: DG0597

Abstract: The Donald Elmer Lawson Papers contain research material, literary papers, correspondence, and photographs created and accumulated by Donald Elmer Lawson between 1961 and 1989. Lawson's papers were created from his composition of twenty-one children's non-fiction books on subjects in American, European, and Asian history; modern North Africa; current events; and civics.

Biographical Note

Donald Elmer Lawson was born on May 20, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, to Elmer and Christina (Grass) Lawson. He displayed an interest in writing early in life and published stories in his high school and college magazines. Lawson received a B.A. degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1939 and attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1939-1940. He served in a counterintelligence unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. Lawson married Beatrice Yates in 1945 and went to work for Compton's Encyclopedia the following year. He stayed with the company for the next twenty-seven years, eventually rising to a vice presidential position.

The challenge of writing clear and dramatic encyclopedia articles drew Lawson toward writing non-fiction books for children. He published his first children's book, Young People in the White House, in 1961, the same year that he sold his first and only adult novel. A natural interest in history, his wartime experiences, and his "personal belief that to achieve peace we must first understand war," all motivated Lawson to write mainly on subjects from American military history. Consequently, he produced The Young People's History of America's Wars, an eleven-volume series covering American military history from colonial wars to Vietnam; two anthologies of pacifist writings; and several other books on military themes. Lawson also wroteand edited works on European and Asian history, modern North Africa, current events, and civics. He produced over forty non-fiction books during his career.

In 1970, Lawson received an honorary Litt.D. from Cornell College in recognition of his accomplishments as a writer and editor. He left Compton's in 1973 to become executive editor for United Educators, Inc. He remained with that organization until his death in 1990.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1976), 9:132-133.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series, ed. Hal May and James G. Lesniak (Detroit: Gale Research, 1989), 26:232-233.


Scope and Content Note

The Donald Elmer Lawson Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, page proofs, blues, folded and gathered sheets, correspondence, photographs, publications, and clippings created and accumulated by Donald Elmer Lawson between 1961 and 1989. Lawson's papers were created from his composition of twenty-one published books. The material is organized into three series: books, a photograph, and correspondence.

The papers in the books series contain material for twenty-one books, covering the spectrum of Lawson's literary subject matter: American political and military history, European and Asian history, modern North Africa, current events, and civics. The papers are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The material that Lawson collected for his research is mostly undated and unarranged, but inclusive dates have been given for the dated material included. In cases where most of the research material is dated, the items have been arranged in chronological order. Also, Lawson regularly wrote, typed, revised, and retyped the first drafts of books one chapter at a time. While his method produced an accumulation of manuscript and early typescript pages apparently in a state of disorder, the pages have a fixed arrangement scheme and comprise unified, continuous narratives.

The Lawson Papers contain a photograph of Don Lawson, Lena de Grummond, and others at the first University of Southern Mississippi Book Festival in 1968. The pieces of correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection were selected and photocopied from the correspondence file of the de Grummond Collection because they provide information on Don Lawson's appearance at the festival as well as other biographical information. The letters are arranged chronologically.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1961-1989)

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans Fighting Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1989)

An Album of World War II Home Fronts (1980)

The American Revolution: America's First War for Independence (1974)

The Changing Face of the Constitution: Prohibition, Universal Suffrage and Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and Religious Freedom (1979)

The Colonial Wars: Prelude to the American Revolution (1972)

Democracy (1978)

The Eagle and the Dragon: The History of U.S.-China Relations (1985)

Famous American Political Families (1965)

FDR's New Deal (1979)

Great Air Battles: World Wars I and II (1968)

The Lion and the Rock: The Story of the Rock of Gibraltar (1969)

The Long March: Red China Under Chairman Mao (1983)

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya (1978)

The Picture Life of Ronald Reagan (1981)

Ten Fighters for Peace: An Anthology (1971)

The United States in the Indian Wars (1975)

The United States in the Spanish-American War (1976)

The United States in the Vietnam War (1981)

The War in Vietnam (1981)

The War of 1812: America's Second War for Independence (1966)

Youth and War, World War I to Vietnam: An Anthology (1969)

B. Photograph (1968)
C. Correspondence (1968-1974)


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Donald Elmer Lawson Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Donald Elmer Lawson and Beatrice Yates Lawson between 1968 and 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, December 2001. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

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Books

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans Fighting Fascism in the Spanish Civil War by Don Lawson (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1989)
1/1Typescript, edited and marked for publication: dust jacket material, front matter, foreword, chapters 1-9
1/2Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 10-12, afterword, further reading, index, photograph captions
1/3Galleys, edited: dust jacket material, July-August 1988, (3 pp.)
1/4Page proofs, labeled "Master Set - 1st Pass," edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-8, August 1988
1/5Page proofs, labeled "Master Set - 1st Pass," edited: chapters 9-12, afterword, further reading, August 1988
1/6Page proofs, labeled "Master Set - 2nd Pass," edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-7, October-December 1988
1/7Page proofs, labeled "Master Set - 2nd Pass," edited: chapters 8-12, afterword, further reading, October-December 1988
1/8Galleys, edited: photograph captions, December 1988-January 1989, (3 pp.)
1/9Page proofs, edited: index, January 1989, (14 pp.)
1/10Page proof, edited: front matter, March 1989, (1 p.)
An Album of World War II Home Fronts by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1980)
1/11Research material: notes, clippings, 1976-1979, (26 items)
1/12Correspondence with editor and photograph archives, 1977-1980, (26 items)
2/1Contract between Don Lawson and Franklin Watts Books, 31 July 1978, (9 pp.)
2/2Letter and photocopied photographs received from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, 16 February 1979, (39 items)
2/3Photographs for pp. 17, 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 43, 44, 46, (16 prints)
2/4Photographs for pp. 57, 61, 62, 65, 66, 68, 69, 72, 81, 85, (19 prints)
2/5Unpublished photographs, (14 prints)
2/6Unpublished photographs, (15 prints)
2/7Manuscript, edited: chapters 1-7
2/8Typescript, edited four times and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, additional reading, back matter
2/9Photocopy of typescript, unedited: chapters 1-7, list of sources
2/10Photocopy of typescript after first editing, with additional editing: chapters 1-7 (missing portions of pp. 1-2, 7-8, 16, 20, 23, 27, 28, 31, 42, 47, 63-64, 64, 67, 82-84)
2/11Photocopy of unedited typescript, with additional editing: chapters 1-7; typescript explaining editorial suggestions, (8 pp.)
2/12Photocopy of typescript of photograph captions, (12 pp.)
The American Revolution: America's First War for Independence by Don Lawson, illustrated with photographs, and maps and drawings by Robert F. McCullough, The Young People's History of America's Wars (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1974
3/1Research material: notes, facsimile, articles, publication, 1963 & n.d., (37 items)
3/2Research material: clippings, publications, photocopy of envelope, 1970-1973, (20 items)
3/3Correspondence with editor and photograph archives, 1973-1974, (14 items)
3/4Pamphlets and order forms from the U.S. National Archives and Records Service, 6 items; unpublished photographs, 3 prints
3/5Composition notes, (6 pp.)
3/6Manuscript and first typescript, edited (first typescript for each chapter made immediately after completion of manuscript for the specific chapter): front matter, chapters 1-4
3/7Manuscript and first typescript, edited (first typescript for each chapter made immediately after completion of manuscript for the specific chapter): chapters 5-9
3/8Manuscript and first typescript, edited (first typescript for each chapter made immediately after completion of manuscript for the specific chapter): chapters 10-13, bibliography, timeline
3/9Second typescript: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-7
4/1Second typescript: chapters 8-13, bibliography
4/2Carbon copy of typescript of picture captions, 2 pp.; photocopy of typescript of dust jacket material, (2 pp.)
The Changing Face of the Constitution: Prohibition, Universal Suffrage and Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and Religious Freedom by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1979)
4/3Correspondence with editor and literary agent, 1977-1978, (7 items)
4/4Contract between Don Lawson and Franklin Watts Books, 1 August 1977, (8 pp. )
4/5Research material: clippings, 1973-1978, (15 items)
4/6Manuscript with some early typescript pages, edited: chapters 1-5, bibliography
4/7Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-5, bibliography
4/8Photocopy of typescript: chapters 1-5, bibliography
4/9Galley, labeled "Master Set," edited: front matter, chapters 1-5, bibliography, back matter
4/10Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, chapters 1-5, bibliography, index, back matter
The Colonial Wars: Prelude to the American Revolution by Don Lawson, illustrated by Robert F. McCullough, The Young People's History of America's Wars (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1972)
5/1Research material: notes, original and photocopied articles, 1959-1970, (11 items)
5/2Research material: encyclopedia pages, 24 pp.; copy of Hawthorne and Longfellow: A Guide to An Exhibit by Richard Harwell (Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College, 1966)
5/3Contract between Don Lawson and Abelard-Schuman, Ltd., 5 February 1968, (2 pp.)
5/4Correspondence with editor, literary agent, and Bowdoin College, 1968-1972, (23 items)
5/5Dust jacket material, 11 March 1968, (1 p.)
5/6Correspondence with Culver Pictures, Inc., November 1970, 2 items; unpublished photographs, 2 prints, 1 negative
5/7Manuscripts and early typescripts, edited: early chapter 1, chapters 1-6
5/8Manuscripts and early typescripts, edited: chapters 7-11
5/9Complete typescript: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-11, suggested reading
5/10Typescript pages originally in complete typescript but removed after editing: front matter and pp. 26-28, 34-38, 41-42, 47-52, 54-55, 57-62, 65-67, 71-72, 74-75, 79-86, 102-110, 148-153
5/11Carbon copy of letter received with index, 16 June 1971, 12 pp.; editor's notes, 27 August 1971, 5 pp.
6/1Photocopy of page proofs, edited: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-11, suggested reading
Democracy by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1978)
6/2Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, photograph captions, bibliography, back matter
6/3Typescript: photograph credits, cataloging data, 7 February 1978, (1 p.)
6/4Letter received, 29 June 1978; galley, labeled "Master Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, index
6/5Book cover design
The Eagle and the Dragon: The History of U.S.-China Relations by Don Lawson (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1985)
6/6Typescript, edited: chapters 1-9
6/7Typescript, edited: chapters 10-18, deleted pages from chapter 11
6/8Photocopy of typescript, further edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-10
6/9Photocopy of typescript, further edited and marked for publication: chapters 11-18, further reading, bibliography, photograph captions, map labels
7/1Galley, labeled "Master Set - 1st Pass," edited: front matter, chapters 1-18, further reading, bibliography, 6 May 1985
7/2Another printing of above galley, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-18, further reading, bibliography, 6 May 1985
7/3Page proofs, labeled "Master Set 2nd Pass," edited: front matter, chapters 1-9, 4 June 1985
7/4Page proofs, labeled "Master Set 2nd Pass," edited: chapters 10-18, further reading, bibliography, 4 June 1985
7/5Corrected copy of above page proofs, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9 (missing p. 7), 12 July 1985
7/6Corrected copy of above page proofs, marked for publication: chapters 10-18, further reading, bibliography (missing pp. 183, 191), 12 July 1985
8/1Another printing of above page proofs, labeled "Indexer's Copy," marked for indexing: front matter, chapters 1-9
8/2Another printing of above page proofs, labeled "Indexer's Copy," marked for indexing: chapters 10-18, further reading, bibliography
8/3Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, chapters 1-18, further reading, bibliography, index
Famous American Political Families by Don Lawson (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1965)
8/4Typescript, edited: dust jacket material, front matter, chapters 1-7
8/5Typescript, edited: chapters 8-15, bibliography
FDR's New Deal by Don Lawson (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1979)
8/6Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-12, bibliography, back matter
8/7Page proofs, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-6, 15 December 1978-16 February 1979
9/1Page proofs, marked for publication: chapters 7-12, bibliography, index, 15 December 1978-15 February 1979
9/2Blues, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-12, photograph illustrations, bibliography, back matter
Great Air Battles: World Wars I and II edited by Don Lawson (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1968)
9/3Correspondence for permission to anthologize "A Weapon Is Born" by Quentin Reynolds, May-September 1967, (10 items)
9/4Correspondence for permission to anthologize "Raoul Lufbery: First American Ace" by Edwin C. Parsons, March-May 1967, (7 items)
9/5Correspondence for permission to anthologize "Learning to Fly on Nieuports" by Norman S. Archibald, April-June 1967, (13 items)
9/6Correspondence for permission to anthologize "Billy Bishop: Canada's Great Ace" by Arch Whitehouse, June 1967, (3 items)
9/7Correspondence for permission to anthologize "The Day They Got Richthofen" by Gene Gurney, April-August 1967, (6 items)
9/8Correspondence for permission to anthologize "Birth of the Royal Air Force" by John Gurdon, May 1967, (2 items)
9/9Correspondence for permission to anthologize "The Battle of Britain" by Winston Churchill, July-October 1967, (10 items)
9/10Correspondence for permission to anthologize "First Mission" by Bert Stiles, April-September 1967, (11 items)
9/11Correspondence for permission to anthologize "Scratch Two of the 'Abbeville Boys'" by Edward H. Sims, May 1967-March 1968, (11 items)
9/12Correspondence for permission to anthologize "I Saw Regensburg Destroyed" by Beirne Lay Jr., May-September 1967, (7 items)
9/13Correspondence for permission to anthologize "How They Got Yamamoto" by Gene Gurney, July 1967, (5 items)
9/14Correspondence with editor, literary agent, and other permission-granting institutions, July 1966-November 1967, (34 items)
9/15Carbon copies of typescripts of excerpts: "A Weapon Is Born" by Quentin Reynolds (2 copies), "Raoul Lufbery: First American Ace" by Edwin C. Parsons, "Billy Bishop: Canada's Great Ace" by Arch Whitehouse, "The Day They Got Richthofen" by Gene Gurney (2 copies), "Birth of the Royal Air Force" by John Gurdon (3 copies)
9/16Carbon copies of typescripts of excerpts: "First Mission" by Bert Stiles (2 copies), "Scratch Two of the 'Abbeville Boys'" by Edward H. Sims (2 copies), "I Saw Regensburg Destroyed" by Beirne Lay Jr. (2 copies)
10/1Typescript and two carbon copies of typescript of "Squadron Scramble!" by Byron Kennerly (not published)
10/2First complete typescript, edited, comprised of manuscript pages, typescript pages, and earlier typescripts of excerpts: front matter, foreword, "A Weapon Is Born" by Quentin Reynolds, "Raoul Lufbery: First American Ace" by Edwin C. Parsons
10/3First complete typescript, edited, comprised of manuscript pages, typescript pages, and earlier typescripts of excerpts: "Learning to Fly on Nieuports" by Norman S. Archibald, "Billy Bishop: Canada's Great Ace" by Arch Whitehouse, "The Day They Got Richthofen" by Gene Gurney, "Birth of the Royal Air Force" by John Gurdon
10/4First complete typescript, edited, comprised of manuscript pages, typescript pages, and earlier typescripts of excerpts: introduction to "The Battle of Britain" by Winston Churchill, "First Mission" by Bert Stiles, "Scratch Two of the 'Abbeville Boys'" by Edward H. Sims, "I Saw Regensburg Destroyed" by Beirne Lay Jr., introduction to "How They Got Yamamoto" by Gene Gurney, afterword
10/5Photograph captions: manuscript, first typescript, two carbon copies of second typescript
10/6Carbon copy of second complete typescript: front matter, foreword, parts 1-2, afterword
10/7Galley, edited and marked for publication with photograph captions stapled in precise locations: front matter, foreword, parts 1-2, afterword
11/1Photographs for pp. 12, 32, 57, 71, 73, 77, 86, 96, 99, 111, 112, 113, 117, 123, (16 prints)
11/2Photographs for pp. 124, 126, 140, 142, 144, 147, 155, 160, 162, 164, 171, 184, 189, 208, 216, 217, 218, (17 prints)
11/3Unpublished photographs, (12 prints)
11/4Unpublished photographs, (12 prints)
11/5Dust jacket (2 copies)
The Lion and the Rock: The Story of the Rock of Gibraltar by Don Lawson (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1969)
11/6Research material: photocopied articles, 1901-1943, (19 items)
11/7Research material: photocopied articles, 1944-1961, (13 items)
11/8Research material: articles, clippings, government reports, 1961-1966, (24 items)
11/9Research material: articles, clippings, newspapers, 1967-1969, (21 items)
12/1Research material: notes, publications, n.d., (24 items)
12/2Correspondence with editor and sources on Gibraltar, 1966-1968, 39 items (includes negative for photograph on p. 31)
12/3Photographs taken by Don Lawson on Gibraltar, October 1967, 6 35mm negatives with 23 prints, 3 4x5.5 inch negatives with 6 contact prints, 1 slide (includes photographs for pp. 83, 152 and dust jacket)
12/4Photographs of Royal Canadian Engineers on Gibraltar, 1941-1942, taken from "Canadian Tunnellers [sic] at Gibraltar" by Major George F. G. Stanley, Canadian Geographical Journal 28 (June 1944): 244-57 (see folder 11/7), 10 negatives with 6 prints (includes photographs for pp. 22-23, 132, 134-137)
12/5Block print of Siege of Gibraltar for pp. 60-61, unpublished photographic print of statue of General George Augustus Eliott, (2 negatives)
12/6Edited typescript of Bastion Against Aggression: How Gibraltar Helped Spain during the Peninsular War by Dorothy Ellicott; letter received from Dorothy Ellicott, 27 February 1968
12/7Index cards arranged by topic
12/8Manuscripts and early typescripts, edited: chapters 1-5
13/1Manuscripts and early typescripts, edited: chapters 6-12
13/2First complete typescript, edited: front matter, chapters 1-13
13/3Carbon copy of second complete typescript: front matter, chapters 1-13, 16 September 1968
13/4Carbon copies of first and second typescripts of illustration captions, (6 pp.)
13/5Maps, type list for map, print of the Arms of Gibraltar, (7 items)
13/6First and second typescripts of books for further reading, (4 pp.)
13/7Galley, labeled "for index; Extra Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-13, books for further reading
13/8Photocopy of typescript of index, 10 pp.; correspondence concerning index, January-February 1969, 2 items
The Long March: Red China Under Chairman Mao by Don Lawson (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1983)
13/9Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, chapters 1-9
13/10Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 10-17, further reading
13/11Typescript of dust jacket material, August 1982, 5 pp.; galleys of dust jacket material, October 1982, 2 pp.
13/12First page proofs, labeled "Master Set" and "Author's First Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, chapters 1-9, September-October 1982
14/1First page proofs, labeled "Master Set" and "Author's First Proof," edited and marked for publication: chapters 10-17, further reading, September-October 1982
14/2Typescript of index, edited and marked for publication, (31 pp.)
14/3Second page proofs, labeled "3rd Pass . . . Author's First Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, chapters 1-9, November-December 1982
14/4Second page proofs, labeled "3rd Pass . . . Author's First Proof," edited and marked for publication: chapters 10-17, further reading, additions and corrections, November-December 1982
14/5Page proofs of index, edited and marked for publication, January 1983, (11 pp.)
14/6Third page proofs, marked for publication: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, chapters 1-11, November 1982-January 1983
14/7Third page proofs, marked for publication: chapters 12-17, further reading, index, November 1982-January 1983 ()
14/8Photographs for pp. 91, 93, 94, 155-158, (12 prints)
14/9Typescript of photograph captions, 4 pp.; galley of photograph captions, January 1983, 2 pp.
14/10Layouts for map and photographs, pp. 4, 91-94, 155-158, March 1983, (9 items)
15/1Blues, marked for publication: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, map, chapters 1-17, photograph illustrations, further reading, index, March 1983; loose blues pages and photocopies, (6 pp.)
15/2Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, note on language and pronunciation, map, chapters 1-17, photograph illustrations, further reading, index
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1978)
15/3Research material: clippings, 12 January-20 February 1978, (14 items)
15/4Correspondence with editor and literary agent, 14 January-7 April 1978, (6 items)
15/5Contract between Don Lawson and Franklin Watts Books, 25 January 1978, (9 pp.)
15/6Manuscript with scattered typescript pages, edited: chapters 1-6, further reading
15/7Photocopy of typescript: chapters 1-6, further reading
The Picture Life of Ronald Reagan by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1981)
15/8Research material: clippings, publication, 29 June-21 July 1980, (8 items)
15/9Research material: clippings, publications, 21 July-3 October 1980, (10 items)
15/10Correspondence with editor and literary agent, 17 July-26 November 1980, (6 items)
15/11Contract between Don Lawson and Franklin Watts Books, 7 November 1980, (9 pp.)
15/12Photocopy of first typescript: (pp. 7-42 )
15/13First typescript, edited: (pp. 7-42)
15/14Second typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, (pp. 7-46)
15/15Galley, edited: front matter, pp. 7-46, 14 November 1980
Ten Fighters for Peace: An Anthology edited by Don Lawson (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1971)
15/16Correspondence with Jeannette Rankin and editors, 1969-1970, (64 items)
16/1Research material: clippings, pamphlets, book pages and photocopies of excerpts, 1970, (38 items)
16/2Early manuscripts and typescripts, edited: front matter, foreword, introductions to chapters 1-5 & 7-10, (20 pp.)
16/3Final typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-4
16/4Final typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 5-10
16/5Carbon copy of final typescript: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-10; clipping from United Church Herald (August 1970), 1 p.
16/6Galley, edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-10
The United States in the Indian Wars by Don Lawson, illustrated with photographs, and maps and drawings by Robert F. McCullough, The Young People's History of America's Wars (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1975)
16/7Photocopy of contract between Don Lawson and Abelard-Schuman, Ltd., 5 February 1968, (4 pp.)
17/1Research material: clippings, pamphlets, articles, publication, 1933, 1959, 1971-1975, (32 items)
17/2Correspondence with editor and photograph archives, 1973-1975, (11 items)
17/3Photographs for pp. 59, 128, and unpublished, 13 prints, 1 negative
17/4Manuscript with some typescript pages, edited: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-11, bibliography
17/5First typescript, labeled "Original ms. for typing," edited: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-11, bibliography, 2 October 1974
17/6Photocopy of second typescript: dust jacket material, front matter, timeline, chapters 1-11, bibliography, art and photograph placement notes and captions
The United States in the Spanish-American War by Don Lawson, illustrated with photographs, and maps by Robert F. McCullough, The Young People's History of America's Wars (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1976)
17/7Photocopy of contract between Don Lawson and Abelard-Schuman, Ltd., 5 February 1968, ( 4 pp.)
17/8Correspondence with editor and photograph archives, 1974-1975, (9 items)
17/9Research material: articles, maps, notes, manuscript of photograph captions, (15 items)
18/1Manuscript with some typescript pages, edited: timeline, chapters 1-13, bibliography
18/2First typescript, edited: front matter, timeline, chapters 1-13
18/3Photocopy of second typescript: front matter, photograph captions, timeline, chapters 1-13, bibliography
The United States in the Vietnam War by Don Lawson, The Young People's History of America's Wars (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1981)
18/4Research material: notes, (48 items)
18/5Research material: articles, clippings, publications, 1973-1980, (27 items)
18/6Correspondence with editor, literary agent, and photograph archives, 1979-1981, (26 items)
18/7Contract between Don Lawson and Harper & Row, Inc., 21 June 1979, (1 p.)
18/8Photocopy of typescript of outline, (3 pp.)
18/9Manuscript with some typescript pages, edited: chapters 1-10
19/1Manuscript of photograph captions, (7 pp.)
19/2Photocopy of typescript: front matter, chapters 1-10, further reading, photograph captions; typescript pages of revision to pp.134-137, (4 pp.)
19/3Uncorrected proof: front matter, chapters 1-10, further reading, back matter
19/4Reviews, 1981, ( 2 items)
The War in Vietnam by Don Lawson (New York: Franklin Watts, 1981)
19/5Research material: notes, clippings, publications, 1974-1980, (20 items)
19/6Correspondence with editor and literary agent, 1979-1981, (11 items)
19/7Contract between Don Lawson and Franklin Watts Books, 20 November 1979, (9 pp.)
19/8Manuscript and photocopy of typescript of outline, edited, (4 pp.)
19/9Manuscript with some typescript pages, edited: chapters 1-7, further reading
19/10Photocopy of typescript: chapters 1-7, further reading
19/11Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, further reading
19/12Publicity questionnaire, (1 p.)
The War of 1812: America's Second War for Independence by Don Lawson, illustrated with photographs and maps by Richard Howard (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1966)
19/13Galley, labeled "Author's set for index," edited: front matter, chapters 1-9, further reading, 9 December 1965
Youth and War, World War I to Vietnam: An Anthology edited by Don Lawson (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1969)
20/1Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 1-2
20/2Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 3-4
20/3Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 5-9
20/4Galley, edited and marked for publication: chapters 1-9



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Photograph

20/5 Photograph of Don Lawson at the first University of Southern Mississippi Book Festival with Lena de Grummond and others, 1968, (1 print)



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Correspondence

20/6Selected correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, 1968-1974, (10 items)

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