Lawrence D. Fairbairn Papers, 1943-1985
Primary Creator: Fairbairn, Lawrence D. (1897-1991)
Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 10/00/1980. More info below under Accruals.
The Lawrence D. Fairbairn Papers (1943-1985) have been divided into three series:
Series 1: Audio-Visual Presentations
Series 2: The Way It Was
Series 3: Miscellaneous
Lawrence D. Fairbairn was born November 6, 1897, in Hamilton, Montana. His parents were of Scottish ancestry. Fairbairn obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Washington State University and a Master of Education from Central Washington University.
Fairbairn was a public school teacher for twelve years in Washington. He also spent twenty-five years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he served as a teacher on five Indian reservations. In 1962, Fairbairn retired from federal service and moved to Hemet, California, where he served as a substitute teacher with the Hemet Unified School District. It was during this time that he researched and arranged forty audio-visual programs which make up the majority of his collection.
Fairbairn's accomplishments included travels to various parts of Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as the United States. Fairbairn completed a publication entitled The Way It Was in which he related his years spent as a teacher on five Indian reservations. Fairbairn was a member of Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Abu-Bekr Shrine Temple Brass Band Unit.
Lawrence D. Fairbairn died May 5, 1991, in Riverside, California.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Lawrence D. Fairbairn, Hemet, California
Acquisition Method: Donation; 80-681
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Lawrence D. Fairbairn Papers. OGLMC 593, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in February 2015.
Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Audio-Visual Presentations],
[Series 2: Materials for book "The Way It Was"],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous],
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