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...

May 30, 1976: Angela Davis spoke in the Appleton East High School gymnasium at the invitation of a student committee, the Lawrence University Bicentennial Commission. The Appleton School Board, which had twice denied students' requests to rent the facility, was forced to allow the rental by a court injunction.
June 1, 1953: Harvard announced that the Harvard Corporation sent Nathan Pusey's name for approval by the Board of Overseers as the next president of Harvard University.
June 3, 1924: President Samuel Plantz announced the purchase of fourteen acres of land on the south side of the Fox River - the future location of Alexander Gym and athletic fields.
June 3, 1969: About 100 Lawrence students occupied Wilson House for sixteen hours, protesting the university's drug and dormitory visitation policies.
June 5, 1959: The cornerstone of the Music-Drama Center was laid, marking the highly anticipated opening of the new building.

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 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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