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Ottilia Buerger Papers

Identifier: LU-MS-021
This collection is composed primarily of papers written by Otillia Buerger while she was a student at Lawrence College, 1934 to 1938. It also includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials related the Ottilia Buerger Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins at the Wriston Art Center.


  • 1934-2002


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

Ottilia Buerger was born in Mayville, Wisconsin in 1916. She attended Lawrence College from 1934 to 1938, and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts. She went on to teach English and Latin in high schools in Goodman, Wautoma, and Beaver Dam, Wisconsin for a number of years. In the 1950s, she began collecting ancient Greek and Roman coins, eventually assembling one of the major such collections in the country. She loaned the collection to Lawrence in 1995 and bequested it to the university upon her death in 2001.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by format.

Method of Acquisition

Ottilia Buerger donated her papers written while a student at Lawrence to the Donor Relations Office sometime between 1998 and 2001, and they were transferred to the Archives in 2007. The remainder of the materials were collected by the Archives prior to 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2011.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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