Month: October 2008

Haunted Lawrence tour is Sunday!

The annual Haunted Lawrence tour is this Sunday, November 2 at 7:00 pm and starts at the Union Info Desk. Stories of Lawrence’s haunted and creepy past will be shared as we visit campus buildings, including the tunnels under the Union and library, the attic of Ormsby Hall, and the Main Hall cupola where everyone will have an opportunity to ring the bell. The tour will be given by Julia Stringfellow, university archivist, and security officer Dell Cook who has witnessed some creepy things in her time at Lawrence.

Current Exhibits

A History of Lawrence Student Publications and Homecoming at Lawrence: A Fall Tradition

Theses exhibits in Ruverview Lounge in the Union feature the first yearbook done at Lawrence in 1893 and one of the first Lawrentians done in 1867. Yearbooks and student newspapers from other years are also displayed. The tradition of Homecoming is shown through photographs and programs of Homecoming football games. The exhibit will be up through the end of October.

Welcome Milwaukee-Downer Alumnae!

Welcome to the Milwaukee-Downer Reunion and to the Mudd library and University Archives! Feel free to visit the reference desk or University Archives with any questions you may have. And take a look at the Milwaukee-Downer College digital collection, the Elizabeth Richardson digital collection, and oral history transcripts from Milwaukee-Downer Reunion 2006.

Special guests this weekend include Charles Richardson, brother of the late Elizabeth Richardson, and James Madison, author of the biography on Elizabeth Richardson, Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II.

Elizabeth Richardson Exhibit

A Look at the Life of Elizabeth Ann ‘Liz’ Richardson, 1918-1945

This exhibit features photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and sketch books of Elizabeth Richardson, a 1940 graduate of Milwaukee-Downer College who served in the American Red Cross as a Clubmobile woman from 1944 until her death in July 1945 at the age of 27. Many of the materials in the exhibit were donated to the Lawrence University Archives by Elizabeth’s brother, Charles Richardson, in May 2008.

The exhibit is done in honor of the Milwaukee-Downer College Reunion that will take place October 3-5. Charles Richardson will be attending, as will James Madison, author of the 2007 biography on Elizabeth, Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: Am American Woman in World War II.