Lawson (Inez B. and Albert V., Jr.) Papers. 1913-2002 (bulk 1917-1925).


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Inez B. and Albert V. Lawson, Jr. Papers
ID
Coll. No. 427
Date
1913-2002 (bulk 1917-1925)
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet + 1 oversize folder (OVS)
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical note

Inez B. Lawson (born Inez Belle Dorn) was born in Esperance, Schoharie County, N.Y. on April 21, 1898. She graduated from Cobleskill High School in 1916 and the Practical Bible Training School in Bible School Park (Johnson City), N.Y. in 1922, and received teacher’s certificates at Oneonta Normal School in 1917 and at Watkins Glen in 1923. She was a teacher for most of the time between 1917 and 1929. In 1922 she married Albert V. Lawson, Jr.

Albert V. Lawson, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 27, 1897. He began preaching at an early age and his youth helped to attract an audience. He attended the Practical Bible Training School from 1919 to 1920, received a high school degree at Cook Academy in Montour Falls, N.Y. in 1923, a B.A. from Colgate University in 1929, and a Masters in Divinity from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in 1931. He became a pastor after this, and was a U.S. Army chaplain during World War II.

Albert V. Lawson, Jr. died on September 22, 1993, and Inez B. Lawson died on July 26, 2001.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, particularly from Inez B. Lawson to her husband Albert V. Lawson, Jr. It includes materials related to the Practical Bible Training School in Bible School Park (Johnson City), N.Y., such as correspondence, notes, and fundraising appeals. There are also photographs, postcards, a diary of Albert V. Lawson, Jr. written while he lived in Cincinnatus, N.Y., genealogy, flyers, programs, and ephemera.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Accession Numbers

NM-003.02, NM-014.02, NM-030.02, NM-006.06

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Collection Inventory

 427.1 – Box 1
 427.1/1 — First Baptist Church, Cincinnatus, N.Y. Pamphlet – “Highlights of History” – for 150th anniversary. 1973.
 427.1/2 — Flyers, programs, lists of sermons preached, ephemera, and photograph of Inez. 1917-1923.
 427.1/3 — Genealogy: Doorn (Dorn), Lawson, Montanye, and Rockwell. circa 2002.
 427.1/4 — Lawson, Albert V., Jr. Diary. 1921.
 427.1/5 — Lawson, Albert V., Jr. Letters and postcards received. 1918-1921.
 427.1/6 — Lawson, Albert V., Jr. Notes about the Practical Bible Training School, written or transcribed years after attending. 1959-1976, undated.
 427.1/7 — Lawson, Inez B. Correspondence related to her search for work as a teacher, with calendar. 1922-1925.
 427.1/8 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. September – December 1923.
 427.1/9 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. January – February 1924.
 427.1/10 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. March – May 1924.
 427.1/11 — Lawson, Inez B. Letter to husband Albert. September 25, 1924.
 427.1/12 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. September – December 1924.
 427.1/13 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. January – February 1925.
 427.1/14 — Lawson, Inez B. Letters to husband Albert. March – June 1925.
 427.1/15 — Photographs and postcards – mounted on loose scrapbook pages. 1919-1922 (1 of 2).
 427.1/16 — Photographs and postcards – mounted on loose scrapbook pages. 1919-1922 (2 of 2).
 427.1/17 — Practical Bible Training School. Alumni Association correspondence and publications. 1964-1981.
 427.1/18 — Practical Bible Training School. Correspondence and fundraising appeals. 1917-1920.
 427.1/19 — Practical Bible Training School. Correspondence, fundraising appeals, and clippings. 1921-1922.
Oversize folder
 427.01 — Lawson, Inez B. School diploma and certificate, and teachers certificates and license. 1913-1923.

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