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Manuscript Group 191
DAVID L. LAWRENCE PAPERS
1959-1966
185 cubic feet


Papers of David L. Lawrence (b.1889, d. 1966), Pittsburgh Democratic party politician, secretary of the Commonwealth, 1935-1939, mayor of Pittsburgh, 1946-1959, governor, 1959-1963, and chairman of the President's Committee on Equal Opportunity in Housing, 1963-1966. Elected an unprecendented four times as mayor of his native city, Lawrence gained national attention as the architect of the city's redevelopment program, which became popularly known as the "Pittsburgh Renaissance". Included in his governor's papers are political convention materials, campaign and election items, proclamations, addresses, and photographs. Papers concern agriculture; banking; business and commercial involvements; colleges and universities; courts, police, and legal matters; historic and military sites, hospitals and medicine; insurance; labor and industrial activity (coal mining, iron and steel); the National Guard; prisons; public works; utilities; bridges; transportation systems; rivers and streams; forest and wild life conservation; hunting and fishing; taxes; welfare; etc.

GOVERNOR'S PAPERS


 

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