Skip to main content

Lawrence E. Dawson papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.498

Content Description

This collection consists of letters written to Lawrence E. Dawson upon his retirement in 1984 from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. The letters contain congratulatory remarks from students, faculty, and friends, wishing Dawson a happy retirement and reminiscing on the lasting impact he made on the community.


  • Creation: 1984, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Lawrence E. Dawson earned his B.S. in poultry agriculture education in 1942 and M.S. in poultry marketing in 1946, both from Michigan State College (now University), and his Ph.D. in poultry marketing in 1949 from Purdue University. In 1949, Dawson joined the Poultry Science Department at Michigan State College (now University) where he was responsible for poultry and egg technology research, as well as teaching courses in poultry products and poultry marketing. In 1960, Dawson became a member of the Food Science Department, and served as acting chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in 1980. Throughout his career Dawson made significant contributions to the areas of basic and applied research on meat and egg technology, resulting in over 100 publications. Additionally, he received numerous awards in recognition of his expertise and service, including the Poultry and Egg National Board Research Achievement Award in 1961, a Certificate of Recognition from the Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc. in 1963, and Honorary Life Membership in the National Turkey Federation in 1966.


0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Lawrence E. Dawson Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson
June 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US