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The Lawrence University Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials that document the history of both Lawrence University and Milwaukee-Downer College.  Located in the Seeley G. Mudd Library, it serves as a resource for Lawrence students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community.

On This Day in Lawrence History...

February 9, 1967: One thousand Lawrence students came to hear the leader of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, speak on the Lawrence University campus, an event that was met with serious protest from both students and faculty.

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African American History at Lawrence

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 8:52am
In honor of African American History Month last year, we shared information about early African American students who attended Lawrence. This year, we want to share some materials that document the experiences of African American students at Lawrence during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Like many similar small liberal arts colleges, Lawrence began actively … Continue reading African American History at Lawrence

Founders Day, 2016

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:58am
This Friday, January 15th, 2016, is Founders Day at Lawrence. It marks the 169th anniversary of the granting of Lawrence’s charter by the Wisconsin Territorial legislature. In honor of this occasion, we’re hosting an Archives Open House! Stop by the Archives (Level B in the library) anytime 1-5pm on Friday to: learn about Lawrence’s founding … Continue reading Founders Day, 2016

Hours and location

During the academic year, the Archives is generally open Monday through Friday, 1-5pm. To ensure staff availability, appointments are encouraged - 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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