The Lawrence P. Crouchett Papers encompass materials documenting Crouchett's role as an
historian, social activist, teacher, and administrator between 1960 and 1989.
Lawrence P. Crouchett was born on March 18, 1922 in Beaumont, Texas. After graduation from
Hebert High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the M25th Infantry until
1945. Upon his honorable discharge, Crouchett enrolled at Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, where
he served as President of the Black History Club, Youth NAACP leader, and Student Body
President. He also participated in college athletics, playing for two years as varsity quarterback, one
year on the basketball team, and three years on the baseball team. Upon his graduation with honors,
Crouchett received a Bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Political Science.