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...

October 15, 2004: John Kerry, Democrat candidate for president, spoke in front of Alexander Gym.
October 16, 1997: The dedication ceremony for Briggs Hall was held.
October 16, 2003: The dedication ceremony for Hiett Hall was held.
October 17, 1925: A crowd of 5,000 attended the dedication of Whiting Field.
October 17, 1963: Trever Hall dedication ceremony and installation of Curtis Tarr as Lawrence's twelfth president.
October 19, 1906: The dedication of the Carnegie Library.
October 19, 1974: A ceremony was held for the laying of the cornerstone of the Seeley G. Mudd Library.
October 19, 2000: The dedication ceremony for Science Hall, now Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science, was held.
October 22, 1963: The upcoming consolidation of Lawrence College and Milwaukee-Downer College was announced and dominated the headlines in both Milwaukee and Appleton.

What's new?

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

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

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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