Mission

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...

September 2, 1943: Football coach Bernie Heselton announced that Lawrence was "going ahead with football as planned."
September 3, 1847: The Board of Trustees held its first regular meeting in Fond du Lac, authorizing Reeder Smith “to act as the agent of the said Institute in procuring the necessary funds and donations for the endowment of the said Institute.”
September 8, 1847: William Harkness Sampson “commenced opening the road from the river to the location of the Preparatory building for the Institute and clear[ed] the campus.”

What's new?

Class of 2016 Archives Project

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:54am
Calling all seniors: the LU Archives is seeking to expand our documentation of student life at Lawrence, and we need your help! This is an opportunity to reflect on and share with future generations of Lawrentians a bit about what life has been like for you as a student at Lawrence in the 2010s. If … Continue reading Class of 2016 Archives Project

Addition to online Lawrentian collection

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:44am
Three years ago, we debuted an online collection of digitized issues of The Lawrentian available through our institutional repository.  The collection contained issues dating from 1923 to 1992, digitized from microfilm at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Since this time we have added issues dating from 2006 to the present. But until recently we had a … Continue reading Addition to online Lawrentian collection

Hours and location

During the summer, the Archives is open by appointment only to ensure staff availability. Please contact us at archives@lawrence.edu or (920) 832-6753.

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

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