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Michael Lawson papers

 Collection — Box: AV USB 1, item: Lawson_USB_1
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Lawson

Scope and Content of the Collection

Digital files on a relating to Lawson's work with indigenous people groups. Material is related to legal cases, digital scans or copies of articles, and reports made by Lawson.


  • Creation: 1982-2022


Conditions Governing Access

Some digital material is restricted due to ongoing cases. Material will be released pending resolution of cases.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Michael Lawson papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at

Biography of Michael Lawson

Michael L. Lawson is the President of MLL Consulting, LLC., an historical and public policy consulting firm in Annandale, VA. He was formerly a partner Morgan Angel and Associates, LLC in Washington, DC. During a 20-year career in the federal government, he served as an historian for the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lawson earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a doctorate in American history at The University of New Mexico. He is a three-time recipient of the South Dakota State Historical Society's Governor's Awards for History and has also been honored by the Western History Association and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society for his writing on Native American topics. Lawson has been a visiting lecturer at several colleges, including New York University, the College of William and Mary, the U.S. Naval Academy, and George Washington University.


224 Megabytes (441 files)

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Digital material related to Michael Lawson's writings on indigenous people group topics, consultations, and reports.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by Tribe or Nation as provided by the donor.


Gift, Michael Lawson, 2021.

Processed by

Emily Keeler, 2022

Michael Lawson papers, 1982-2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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