Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Location of Archival Materials

Dutton, Benson L. Papers 

Dates: 1928-1991

Collection Number: AR/373 (Formerly COLL/480)

Finding aid (Word)

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal and business files of Benson Dutton and date from his early years to his professional life in the civil engineering field. His time as an instructor to black sailors at Hampton Institute during World War II is documented as well.

His postwar activities in education are also included. The collection contains business/personal correspondence, a biographical file, yearbooks of school and college life, and his contributions to the civil engineering profession and civic accomplishments.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Benson L. Dutton, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
World War, 1939-1945--African Americans.
Hampton Institute.


Published: Fri Jul 30 10:52:44 EDT 2021