The Lawrence University Archives promotes understanding of Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer College history by collecting, preserving, and making accessible unique materials that document this history. It is the official repository for University records of enduring value. In supporting the research needs of Lawrence students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community, the Archives helps fulfill the teaching and learning mission of the University.

On This Day in Lawrence History...

April 22, 1936: A Peace Parade of 400 students marched around campus and was forbidden to cross Drew Street at College Avenue. Students were clubbed by the Appleton Police, and the event received national coverage.
April 25, 1853: Excavation for Main Hall began.
April 25, 1932: President Wriston announced that starting in 1933, Lawrence would begin a tutorial system giving students more freedom to pursue their academic interests. This system, according to Wriston, was meant to foster "greater intimacy and harmony" between faculty and students.
April 27, 1935: Dr. George Works, a professor at the University of Chicago, gave a convocation address on the tactics used by the Nazi government to control the behavior of students at German universities.
April 28, 1898: Seven Lawrence University students and one alumnus enlisted in Company G, Light Infantry, Wisconsin Volunteers, and departed for service in the Spanish-American War.

What's new?

Newly Digitized Materials

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:15am
In the past year, Archives students and staff have invested a lot of time and energy into digitizing several new sets of material. We are excited to announce that the following digitized materials are now available online: Ariel Yearbooks, 1897-1911: This is an addition to our existing collection of yearbooks online, which was previously a … Continue reading Newly Digitized Materials

Archives Month, 2017

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:32am
What’s that you say? It’s Archives Month again?! That’s right. Here’s how we’re celebrating this year: For those of you on Instagram: we’ve just launched a brand new LU Archives Instagram account! We’ll use this platform to share photographs and videos of materials from our collections, fun finds, as well as some behind-the-scenes views of the … Continue reading Archives Month, 2017

Hours and location

During the academic year, the Archives is usually open Monday-Friday, 1-5pm. To ensure staff availability, appointments are strongly encouraged. Please contact archivist Erin Dix at archives@lawrence.edu or (920) 832-6753 to schedule an appointment.

The Archives is located on Level B of the Seeley G. Mudd Library, between floors 2 and 3.

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