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Register of the Lawson (F. Melvyn) Papers, 1924-1994
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BOX 1: MEL LAWSON: THE EARLY YEARS

 

1.1-"F. Melvyn Lawson" (1989) [typescript autobiography]

 

1.2-"Mel Lawson: His Early Years to 1959" [scrapbook]

 

1.3-Mel Lawson. Course of Study Guidebook--Sacramento Senior High School Bulletin no. 3 (1939)

 

1.4-World War II Scrapbook [forest green w/ gilt lettering]

 

1.5-World War II Notebook

 

BOX 2: MEL LAWSON MUSICAL & DRAMATIC ACTIVITIES

 

2.1-"Mel Lawson, 1960-65" [scrapbook]

 

2.2-Music Scrapbook

 

2.3-Lawson Drama Award file

 

2.4-Lawson music manuscripts

 

BOX 3 : MEL LAWSON: PUBLISHED WRITINGS & MUSIC

 

3.1-"Needed: science to survive---the humanities to live," California Social Science Review 5:2 (Feb 1966)

 

3.2-Scattered Leaves (1981) [poetry]

 

3.3-My Gipsy Mind (1975) [poetry]

 

3.4-World Pictures (1976) [poetry]

 

3.5-Selected Parables in Verse (1977) [poetry]

 

3.6-"Fantasy House," In a Nutshell 2:4 (Autumn 1976) [poetry]

 

3.7-Benjamin Franklin: The Curious Philosopher, An Address (1974)

 

3.8-"The Difference," In a Nutshell 1:1 (Winter 1975) [poetry]

 

3.9-A Saga of Service: 1913-1985. Sacramento, 1986

 

3.10-"The Tanka; a Japanese verse form," 1993

 

3.11-"Cinquain Magic," 1994; "Limericks by Lawson" [poetry]

 

3.12-"Go UOP" and "Our Team is Ready" (1978) [music; audiotape]

 

3.13-October Roses: A Collection of Love Songs (1982) [music]

 

3.14-Sugar Talk and Other Singables (1975) [music]

 

3.15-"Camellia girl" (1972) [official song of Sacramento Camellia Festival]

 

3.16-Binder of articles by FML, 1935-1970 [chiefly on education]

 

BOX 4: MEL LAWSON IN WORLD WAR II; SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR IN SACRAMENTO

 

4.1-U.S. Navy Papers

 

4.2-Snapshots taken by FML & friends in New Guinea during WW II

 

4.3-School Administrator: Correspondence

 

4.4-School Administrator: Sacramento school papers

 

4.5-Sacramento City Public School News (1961-67)

 

4.6-Superintendent's News Bulletin (1967-68)

 

4.7-Mel Lawson & Verna K. Lawson Study Guide for Our America: Today & Yesterday (1940)

 

4.8-"My Friend the Wind" in Maurice Poe. Rutabaga Ruby & Friends (1989)

 

4.9-"The Shepherd who Turned Back" (1971)

 

4.10-School Administrator: Contract, certificates, awards, etc.

 

4.11-The Pulse; Rotary Club of Sacramento (1948-49)

 

4.12-Misc. clippings

 

BOX 5--SCRAPBOOKS, 1924-

 

5.1-"The Ideal Scrapbook" (1924-39) [black w/ gilt lettering]

 

5.2-"Scrapbook" (1932-45) [false wood covers]

 

5.3-"Scrapbook" (1946-52) [pale ochre w/ dutch children on cover]

 

5.4-"Scrapbook"

 

5.5-Mrs. Mel Lawson's Scrapbook [chiefly American Assn. University Women]

 

5.6-Mrs. Mel Lawson's M.A. thesis [Classics]

 

5.7-Floyd Melvyn Lawson. "A History of the U.S. Air Mail Service," 1935 [M.A. thesis]

 

5.8-Lawson's testimonial retirement dinner binder, 1968

 

BOX 6--CORRESPONDENCE & MEMORABILIA

 

6.1-FML letters to Mrs. FML, written in Pacific during WWII

 

6.2-Misc. correspondence

 

6.3-Biography; clippings

 

6.4-Misc. certificates & diplomas

 

6.5-Masonic materials

 

6.6-Misc. photos [chiefly b & w 8 x 10s]

 

6.7-Misc. photos [incl. COP, 1920s & portrait w/ Ronald Reagan]

 

6.8- Misc. memorabilia [incl. FML student report cards; adult awards; clippings]