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Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) Collection Processed and Finding Aid Available

The records of the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC), Lawrence’s community government comprised of students and faculty that was created in 1968, have been processed and a finding aid is available online through the Archives website.

Questions about LUCC or about the collection? Feel free to e-mail, call, or visit the Archives.

Current Exhibits

The Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest: An Infamous Lawrence Tradition

The current exhibit on the first floor of the library covers one of Lawrence’s most well-known traditions, the annual Trivia Contest that takes place the last weekend in January which is also usually the coldest weekend of the year. Photographs, posters, and shirts from the contest are included in the exhibit.

The 160th anniversary of the first day of classes at Lawrence!

This is an important day in Lawrence’s history, this is the 160th anniversary of the first day of classes at Lawrence! On November 12, 1849, the first day of class at Lawrence took place in the Academy building, a site now occupied by the downtown Appleton Y.M.C.A. The student body included males and females, as did the faculty. While Lawrence has had a long history, the Academy building has not. It was destroyed by fire in January 1857, while the Lawrence community was in the Main Hall chapel for Sunday services.

This day marks yet another important anniversary for Lawrence.

Haunted Lawrence tour

The annual Haunted Lawrence tour will take place Sunday, October 25, starting at 7pm. We’ll meet at Memorial Hall (formerly Memorial Union) and go through buildings and tunnels as Lawrence archivist Julia Stringfellow and Security officer Dell Cook share stories about ghosts and other creepy events that have occurred at Lawrence throughout its history.

For questions regarding this tour, visit the Archives on Level B of the library or e-mail .

First ever Tour of Gravestones of Lawrentians Buried at Riverside Cemetery

This tour of Riverside Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Appleton, will take place on Sunday, October 4, starting at 3pm. Riverside is located at 714 N. Owaissa Street, about a half mile away from campus, and we’ll meet at the front entrance. This is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes.

For directions to Riverside and questions about what to expect during the tour, visit the Archives on Level B of the library, call 832-6753, or e-mail

The Annual Great Midwest Trivia questions

Trivia Contest questions from the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008 are now available through the Archives website. Because each contest produces around 360 questions, only the first 50 questions from each year are online. To see a full listing of trivia questions and answers, visit the Archives. Trivia questions are available at the following link.

Many, many thanks to Rebecca Hayes, Archives student worker, who has been typing up the questions since Fall 2006.