Month: February 2007

Current Exhibits

Student Protests and Reactions to National Events of the 1960s and 1970s and Diversity at Lawrence

Photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence, and programs are featured in this exhibit. Student protests documented included demonstrations in protest of the Vietnam War, a peace march in protest of the brutality surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, and a demonstration to protest the student slayings that occurred at the Kent State University demonstration in 1970.

National events that received student action at Lawrence included a campaign visit by John F. Kennedy in 1960 which took place in Riverview Lounge in Memorial Union. A memorial service in honor of President Kennedy was held on campus in 1963. An impeachment simulation of President Richard Nixon’s presidency was held in 1974.

Diversity at Lawrence is also documented in the exhibit, including a look at the international students who have attended Lawrence, the International Dinner that has been held since the 1970s, and the International Cabaret.

This exhibit is in Riverview Lounge in Memorial Union. Questions about the exhibit may be e-mailed to archives@lawrence.edu. Anyone interested in viewing more materials that document the events covered in the exhibit are welcome to visit the University Archives.

Current Exhibits

Materials depicting the presidency of Henry Merritt Wriston, Lawrence University President from 1925-1937, are on display in the exhibit cases of the first floor of the library. Items include photographs, correspondence, and inauguration materials. The exhibit will be up through the rest of February.