The Founding of Lawrence University: a digital collection

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Appleton, Wisconsin, this online collection contains correspondence and photographs documenting the creation of Lawrence University. With the founding of Lawrence University in 1847, the area around the college grew into the community of Appleton. In other words, Lawrence was here first! The city of Appleton is named in honor of Sarah Appleton Lawrence, the wife of Amos Lawrence, the founder of Lawrence University.

The physical formats of these items are available in the University Archives, located on Level B of the library.

Click here to view the collection

Wondering what types of events are taking place to celebrate Appleton’s Sesquicentennial? Go here for a list of events and other useful information about Appleton.