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Jill Beck Presidential Papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: LU-RG03-019
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.


  • 1991-2013
  • Majority of material found within 2004-2013


Conditions Governing Access

As General University Records, records in this collection that were not widely distributed are closed for 20 years beyond the date of creation. Contact the Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


1.22 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

500 Megabytes

Biographical or Historical Information

Jill Beck served as Lawrence’s fifteenth president from 2004 to 2013. She holds a B.A. from Clark University, an M.A. from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in theatre from the City University of New York. Beck launched the More Light! campaign in 2005, raising $160 million in gifts and pledges for the college’s endowment, capital projects, The Lawrence Fund, and new initiatives. The campaign allowed for the construction of the Warch Campus Center, which opened in 2009. Under Beck’s leadership, Lawrence implemented the Senior Experience program, engaging each graduating senior in a focused project demonstrating proficiency in the student’s field of study.

Method of Acquisition

Accession 2005-05, materials documenting Beck's inauguration, transferred to the Archives 2005-08-30. Accession 2013-11, digital records, transferred to the Archives 2013-2015 (file migration completed 2015-07-24.) Additional materials acquired 2005-2013. Accession 2021-014, materials separated from Mark Burstein's files, transferred to the Archives 2021-06-18.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2015.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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