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 18, 2009: A weekend of festivities began celebrating the dedication and opening of the Warch Campus Center.
September 19, 1911: The dedication ceremony for Brokaw Hall, a residence hall housing 95 men students, was held.
September 19, 1962: The university began the new trimester schedule, switching from semesters.
September 20, 1984: Sampson House was moved 35 feet north to make room for the construction of the recreation center.
September 21, 1932: The J. A. Kimberly Memorial Library was dedicated at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. The library was built in memory of J. A. Kimberly, with the help of the $100,000 donation given by his son, J.C. Kimberly.

What's new?

Recent projects

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:52pm
Archives student assistants Colby Lewis ’17 and Emma Lipkin ’19 have been busy over the past several months with some exciting projects. Here are the highlights: Emma inventoried and photographed more than 300 artifacts (3-D objects) associated with Lawrence history. These range from t-shirts to trophies to items that are more difficult to classify… Colby … Continue reading Recent projects

Class of 2017 Archives Project

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:27am
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 2017 Archives Project

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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