Lawton Digital Archive

The Lawton Digital Archive consists of a selection of presentations made by M. Powell Lawton, Ph.D. 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.


This online collection is a project of the Polisher Research Institute at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham, Pa. The planning and implementation were partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


A poster describing the project was presented the 59th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Dallas, Texas in November, 2006; at the Evidence-based Library & Information Practice Conference (EBLIP4) in Chapel Hill-Durham, N.C. in May, 2007; and at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. in May, 2007.


The documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) to enable printing. However, they are large files and where necessary have been split into multiple parts to improve downloading time. Please be patient.

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