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.