The John Hundale Lawrence Papers offer a window into a highly significant period of scientific history: the development of
nuclear energy and the exploration of its applications. The John Hundale Lawrence Papers also reveal the politics of nuclear
research during the period following World War II.
John Hundale Lawrence was born January 7, 1904 in Canton, South Dakota, the second son of Gunda Jacobson and Carl G. Lawrence.
Carl G. Lawrence was a prominent educator in South Dakota; over the course of his career he served as State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, President of Southern State Normal School, and President of Northern State Teachers College. Gunda
Jacobson Lawrence was a mathematics teacher. Lawrence's older brother was the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Orlando
Microfilm: 12 reels
Number of containers: 9 cartons, 2 boxes
Linear feet: Approximately 12.25
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