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...

November 22, 1929: Lawrence University was given a page from a bible printed by Johannes Gutenberg, donated by Glen Buck, an author, advertising expert and head of the Glen Buck company. The page from the 28th chapter of Exodus was displayed in the library.
November 24, 1925: Henry Wriston was installed as Lawrence University's eighth president, at age 36.

What's new?

New Library Displays

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:22am
Two new displays by Archives student assistants are on view in the front entrance to the Library: “Rephotography” by Emma Lipkin ’19, and “‘Occupy Lawrence’ (1972): Black Students and White Allies Take a Stand Against Institutional Racism” by colby lewis ’17. Using different means and to different ends, both displays explore a theme of Lawrence … Continue reading New Library Displays

Archives Month, 2015

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 10:30am
October is American Archives Month, and as usual, we have some fun things planned! Mark your calendars for: Thursday, October 1st, all day: We’ll be participating in #AskAnArchivist Day. Tweet us questions at @archives_lu (our brand new Twitter account!) using #AskAnArchivist. Archivists all around the country will be monitoring this hashtag, so if you’ve got … Continue reading Archives Month, 2015

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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