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Youngchild Hall Collection

Identifier: LU-RG08-015
This collection consists of records documenting the planning, construction, dedication, and renovation of Youngchild Hall, dating from 1962 to 2001. Records include articles, contracts, correspondence, and photographs.


  • 1962-2001


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University. For uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), please contact the University Archivist.


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Biographical or Historical Information

Youngchild Hall was built in 1963-1964 and dedicated on October 8, 1964. The building is named for Casper Youngchild, who had given $1 million toward construction of the hall. This was the largest individual gift in Lawrence's history at the time. Youngchild was connected to Stephenson Hall of Science until Stephenson was razed and replaced with a new building (now Steitz Hall of Science) in 1998-2000. The addition of Youngchild Hall in 1964 nearly tripled the floorspace dedicated to teaching science. It also introduced new features, including a radioactive facility and a room to house the university's first computer.

Note written by Erin Dix

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject/format.

Method of Acquisition

Materials acquired over time, prior to 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Morgan Gray, 2014. Finding aid completed by Erin Dix.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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