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John W. Lawrence Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-126

Scope and Contents

This collection of project drawings, from New Orleans architect and educator John W. Lawrence (1923-1971)'s office, were produced during partnerships with other New Orleans architects. Commissions date to the early period of Lawrence’s career, and include academic, medical, residential, and religious buildings throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.


  • 1950-1958


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence was the dean of the Tulane School of Architecture from 1961 until his death. Partnerships represented include John W. Lawrence and Sam T. Hurst (1951), John W. Lawrence and George A. Saunders (1951-1954), Lawrence, Saunders, and Calongne (1954-ca.1960), Lawrence and Saunders (ca.1960-1971).


10.00 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged by project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by John W. Lawrence’s widow to Tulane in 1982.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US