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Early Appleton Photographs Collection

Identifier: LU-MS-087
This collection contains written manuscripts, typewritten notes, and a series of photographs depicting sites, houses, and other structures from early Appleton history. Some people are also shown. The photographs were printed from negatives owned by Anna L. Tenney of Appleton and compiled into three volumes by Lawrence professor of history John Brainerd MacHarg and some of his students in about 1922.


  • 1890-1922


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical or Historical Information

Explanatory note: "These notes and pictures are simply a start in gathering and preserving materials for someone who someday may write the history of Appleton. Much of the work has been done by students and others not personally familiar with the subjects treated."

Method of Acquisition

The three volumes appear to have been acquired by the Lawrence College library in about 1922.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing completed by Carol Butts in 1993. Finding aid completed by Erin Dix in 2012.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

Seeley G. Mudd Library
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Appleton WI 54911 US
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