Month: May 2016

Class of 2016 Archives Project

form_screenshotCalling all seniors: the LU Archives is seeking to expand our documentation of student life at Lawrence, and we need your help! This is an opportunity to reflect on and share with future generations of Lawrentians a bit about what life has been like for you as a student at Lawrence in the 2010s.

If you are interested in sharing reflections, please consider submitting a response to this form. Responses will be added to the Class of 2016 collection in the LU Archives and made accessible to all users who adhere to policies and procedures of the Seeley G. Mudd Library and LU Archives. For this project, anonymous responses will be accepted.

If you have questions about this initiative or are interested in donating other types of materials that document your time at Lawrence, please feel free to email or stop by the Archives in the library (level B).

Addition to online Lawrentian collection

Cover of The Lawrentian, 1994-11-03
Cover of The Lawrentian, 1994-11-03

Three years ago, we debuted an online collection of digitized issues of The Lawrentian available through our institutional repository.  The collection contained issues dating from 1923 to 1992, digitized from microfilm at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Since this time we have added issues dating from 2006 to the present. But until recently we had a gap in coverage from 1992 to 2006. This gap has now been filled, thanks to a generous gift from Mary Jo Powell ’75. Digitization of this set of material was again completed by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

This has been consistently the most-used collection in the repository, extremely useful for research on Lawrence history. Here in the Archives, we use The Lawrentian online on a daily basis to answer questions about student life, traditions, athletics, special events and visitors on campus, changes in the campus or the curriculum through the years, and so on. We are very pleased to have a more complete set of issues available for use, and we are grateful to WHS for their work and to Mary Jo Powell ’75 for her support of the project!