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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:

Presidents' Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-012
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of presidents of Lawrence University with various constituencies, 1923 to 2008. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with alumni, Greek organizations on campus, the Institute of Paper Chemistry, and trustees.

Richard Warch Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-011
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers that document the presidency of Richard Warch, president of Lawrence University from 1979-2004. Items include correspondence Warch sent and received, meeting materials from the Board of Trustees and other groups, the president’s annual report on the state of the university, and speeches Warch gave throughout his presidency. Biographical materials, papers from conferences Warch attended, files related to buildings constructed under Warch's tenure,...

Samuel Plantz Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-003
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of materials that document the presidency of Samuel Plantz, president of Lawrence University from 1894-1924. Biographical materials include photographs, articles written about Plantz, and a death mask of Plantz that was created following his death in November 1924. Most of the correspondence of Plantz is arranged according to a numbering system that he created. Correspondence used by William Raney for his book, The History of Lawrence University,...

Thomas N. Barrows Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-006
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Thomas N. Barrows, Dean of Lawrence College from 1935 to 1937 and President from 1937 to 1943. The bulk of the collection is correspondence sent and received dating from his tenure as President. Subjects discussed include the construction of the fraternity quadrangle and the administration of the college during the outbreak and early years of World War II. The collection also includes speeches, publications, and photographs.

Thomas S. Smith Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-010
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Thomas S. Smith, President of Lawrence University from 1969 to 1979. The collection primarily documents Smith's presidency from his selection through his departure. Materials include articles and biographical information, photographs, calendars, correspondence sent and received, documentation of his installation, and his speeches and writings.

Wilson S. Naylor Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LU-RG03-004
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Wilson S. Naylor, a professor of Biblical literature at Lawrence from 1904 to 1934. Naylor also served as Dean of the College from 1920 to 1934 and Acting President from 1924 to 1925. The bulk of the collection is correspondence sent and received, primarily dating from Naylor’s tenure as Acting President. Subjects discussed include faculty appointments and the controversy surrounding whether or not to allow students to hold dances on campus....