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 17, 1946: Two military barracks housing 48 Lawrence college veteran students were set up on the east lawn of the Lawrence Chapel and the back of the Carnegie Library.
September 17, 1984: John Anderson (campaigning for Walter Mondale, Democrat candidate for president), spoke in Riverview Lounge.
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: Lawrence University introduced the trimester schedule, or "the three-three year," as well as the Honor System into the university curriculum.
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.

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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