Guide to the Lauren C. Post Papers

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Guide to the Lauren C. Post Papers 1917/1977

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lauren C. Post Papers
Dates: 1917-1977
Identification: MS-0353
Creator: Post, Lauren Chester, 1899-1976
Physical Description: 0.20 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

A native of Rayne, Louisiana, Lauren Post was professor of geography at San Diego State from 1937-1969. He was educated at the University of California and Louisiana State University, and taught at San Francisco State and at Louisiana State before coming to San Diego State. Post is remembered for his Aztec News Letter in which he corresponded with Aztec servicemen during World War II.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State College
San Diego State University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography -- Sources

Personal Name:

Post, Lauren C. -- Archives

Topical Term:

San Diego State University -- Faculty -- Biography
Santa Fe National Historic Trail -- Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access:

The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University.  Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.  For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lauren C. Post Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Lauren Chester Post Papers, 1899-1977
Louisiana State University
World War II San Diego State College Servicemen's Correspondence Collection, 1941-1945

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence; Aztec servicemen related material; personal navy enlistment and discharge documents; newspaper clippings; essays, a description, and photographs of Post's Santa Fe Trail trip; and other essays and monographs written by Post.  Also included is a description of Lauren Chester Post materials held by Louisiana State University.