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LU-RG03. Office of the President

 Record Group
Identifier: LU-RG03
Records in this group include: the files of past Lawrence presidents, and other records generated by the office, including Commencement records.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

ArtsBridge Program Records

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-016
Scope and Contents This collection includes records primarily documenting the ArtsBridge program at Lawrence University, dating from 2005 to 2011. Records include grant reports, newsletters, and audiovisual recordings of ArtsBridge Day events held at Lawrence. A few materials related to the ArtsBridge program at the University of California, dating from 2001, are also included.

Commencement Records

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records documenting Commencement ceremonies from 1857 to the present. Records from years prior to 1926 include programs and announcements from Commencement ceremonies and other academic exhibitions. Files from 1926 onward represent Commencement-related records created and maintained by the Office of the President and include materials such as correspondence, citations of awards and honorary degrees, planning documents, and photographs.

Convocation Planning Records

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-018
Scope and Contents This collection contains records documenting Convocation planning at Lawrence University dating from 1985 to 2017. Records were created by the Committee on Public Occasions, the Public Events Manager, and/or the Director of Public Affairs. Materials include primarily correspondence, programs, contracts, public relations material, and itineraries of speakers' visits to campus.

Curtis Tarr Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-009
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Curtis Tarr, President of Lawrence University from 1963 to 1969. The collection primarily documents Tarr's presidency from his selection through his departure, though some articles related to his work after leaving Lawrence are included. Materials include articles and biographical information, photographs, calendars, correspondence sent and received, documentation of his installation, and his speeches and writings.

Douglas Knight Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-008
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Douglas Knight, President of Lawrence College from 1954 to 1963. The bulk of the collection is correspondence sent and received dating from his tenure as President. Subjects discussed include donations to the college, building projects, and controversy over the National Defense Student Loan Program affadavit. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, speeches, publications, and photographs, as well as materials related to Knight's subsequent...

Early Presidents Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-002
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of records documenting the first seven presidents of Lawrence University: William Sampson (1849-1853), Edward Cooke (1853-1859), Russell Mason (1859-1865), George Steele (1865-1879), Elias Huntley (1879-1883), Bradford Raymond (1883-1889), and Charles Gallagher (1889-1893). Materials consist primarily of articles, correspondence, and photographs.

Henry Merritt Wriston Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-005
Abstract This collection is composed of the papers that document the presidency of Henry Merritt Wriston, president of Lawrence University from 1925 to 1937. Materials include both incoming and outgoing correspondence, speeches and statements Wriston gave while at Lawrence University, and publications he wrote during his presidency. Correspondence between Wriston and Lawrence after his presidency is also included. The inauguration of Wriston is documented through programs and correspondence from other...

Jill Beck Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-019
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Jill Beck, President of Lawrence University from 2004 to 2013. The collection primarily documents Beck's presidency from her selection through her departure. Materials are in both paper and digital format and include articles and biographical information, documentation of Beck's installation, correspondence, and speeches and writings.

Nathan Pusey Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-007
Abstract This collection is composed of the papers that document the presidency of Nathan Pusey, president of Lawrence University from 1944-1953. Materials include both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pusey, speeches he gave while at Lawrence University, and photographs of Pusey while he was at Lawrence and when he visited Lawrence after leaving as president. The inauguration of Pusey is documented through programs, photographs, and correspondence. Articles, correspondence, and photographs of...

Office of the President Papers, Minutes, and Reports

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-013
Scope and Contents This series of bound volumes contains records of the Office of the President dating from 1954 to 1978, during the tenures of Presidents Knight, Tarr, and Smith. Records include papers, minutes, and reports from various administrators, committees, and the Board of Trustees. Correspondence and minutes from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges are also included.