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Jason Downer Commons Collection, 1935-2013

Collection Overview

Title: Jason Downer Commons Collection, 1935-2013

ID: LU-RG08/004

Creator: Lawrence University

Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject and type of material, then chronologically at the file level. Folder titles for contract materials are the original titles that were on the folder.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of materials documenting the history of Jason Downer Commons, the location of food services for Lawrence University, that was built in 1968. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, contracts, and photographs are included in the collection. Materials on the Alice G. Chapman Teakwood Room, located inside Jason Downer Commons, include correspondence on the transfer of the Teakwood Room to Lawrence from Milwaukee-Downer College, photographs, and newspaper and magazine articles.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University.  For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Acquisition Method: Materials on Jason Downer Commons were collected and placed in the Archives vertical file prior to 2005. The donor and source of the materials, as well as who collected them and arranged them in the vertical file is unknown.

Preferred Citation: Jason Downer Commons Collection. LU-RG08-004. Lawrence University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Processing Information: Preliminary processing was done prior to 2005, date and processor unknown. Further processing and completion of finding aid was done by Julia Stringfellow, 2009.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Blueprints and correspondence regarding construction, 1967-1968
Folder 2: Contracts, A, Boldt, 1967-1968
Folder 3: Contracts, B, Wenzel Brothers, 1967-1968
Folder 4: Contracts, C, Winter and Sons, 1967-1968
Folder 5: Contracts, D, Boehn Electric, 1967-1968
Folder 6: Contracts, E, Northwestern Elevator, 1967-1968
Folder 7: Contracts, F, Wenzel Brothers, 1967-1968
Folder 8: Contracts, G, Langstadt's Incorporated, 1967-1968
Folder 9: Contracts, H, S.J. Casper Company, 1967-1968
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1968-1969
Folder 11: Dedication, invitations and list of attendees, 1968
Folder 12: Dedication, programs and speeches, 1968View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Newspaper articles, 1966-2012
Folder 14: Photographs, dedication ceremony, 1968View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Photographs, exterior, 1968-1982
Folder 16: Photographs, exterior, construction, 1968
Folder 17: Photographs, interior, 1974-1988
Folder 18: Photographs, interior, Teakwood Room, 1968-1989View associated digital content.
Folder 19: "Survival Guide to Downer", 1976-1977
Folder 20: Teakwood Room, appraisal information, 2013
Folder 21: Teakwood Room, articles and brochures, 1968-1988
Folder 22: Teakwood Room, contracts, 1935-1968
Folder 23: Teakwood Room, correspondence regarding installation of room at Lawrence, 1963-1971