Month: May 2008

Current Exhibits

Main Hall Photographs, 1850s – 1960s and the Lawrence University Crest

The exhibit features photographs documenting the history of Main Hall from its creation in1853 to the present. The Lawrence University Crest exhibit provides a look at the history of the crest and its many uses over the years, including being displayed on Commencement programs, yearbooks, and Lawrence promotional materials.

The exhibits were done by Archives intern Katherine Elchert.

New oral history transcript is up on the Archives website!

The transcript of the oral history interview with Sue Hackett, class of 1957, is now up on the Archives website at the following link.

http://www.lawrence.edu/library/archives/oralhistory_hackett.shtml

The interview was done during Reunion Weekend 2007. Sue shares stories about the sport of curling at Lawrence, the formal balls and dances, and Winter Weekend. She also tells of viewing the deceased Senator Joseph McCarthy as he lay in state at a nearby church.

Current Exhibits

The Namesake of the Richard A. Harrison Symposium for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The exhibit located in the case on the first floor of the library provides a look at Richard Harrison, dean of the faculty and professor of history at Lawrence University from 1992-1997. Harrison was one of the founders of the Student Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium that first began in 1996, After Harrison’s death in 1997, the symposium was renamed the Richard A. Harrison Symposium for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 1998. The symposium showcases student research and writing and will be held this year on Saturday, May 17.

Lucia R. Briggs collection and finding aid

The Lucia Briggs collection has been processed and the finding aid is now available here.

Lucia R. Briggs was president of Milwaukee-Downer College from 1921-1951 and received an honorary degree from Lawrence in 1926. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and articles about and written by Briggs.

The collection was processed and the finding aid was completed by Archives intern Katherine Elchert.