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Guide to the Lawrence Winston Papers
 MS 2

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 21, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Winston, Lawrence
Title: Lawrence Winston papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1938-1945
Abstract: Lawrence Winston was an African American United States Navy sailor who served aboard the USS Mugford and the USS General M.M. Patrick during World War II. The USS Mugford, a destroyer, was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7, 1941. This collection contains approximately three hundred and fifty letters written by Lawrence Winston to his wife Cecelia Winston, including forty V-mails.
Quantity: 1.08 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 2