Lawton Digital Archive

Principal Investigator: Rachel Resnick
Period: May 2006 - May 2007
Funded by: PA Dept of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries

Abstract: An online collection of a selection of presentations by the late M. Powell Lawton, Ph.D. is now available on the AccessPA Digital Repository. These documents represent presentations that Dr. Lawton made throughout his career at conferences for researchers on aging. The principles Dr. Lawton developed in his studies in environmental psychology influenced design innovations in nursing homes, special dementia units, and community-based programs all over the world. The planning and implementation were partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries.