Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records documenting Commencement ceremonies from 1857 to the present. Records from years prior to 1926 include programs and announcements from Commencement ceremonies and other academic exhibitions. Files from 1926 onward represent Commencement-related records created and maintained by the Office of the President and include materials such as correspondence, citations of awards and honorary degrees, planning documents, and photographs.
Found in: Lawrence University Archives / Commencement Records
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials documenting the annual convocation series at Lawrence University dating from 1880 to the present. The bulk of the collection consists of convocation programs. Other materials include articles, photographs, and the text of matriculation convocation speeches.
Found in: Lawrence University Archives / Convocations Collection
Curtis Tarr Presidential Papers
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Curtis Tarr, President of Lawrence University from 1963 to 1969. The collection primarily documents Tarr's presidency from his selection through his departure, though some articles related to his work after leaving Lawrence are included. Materials include articles and biographical information, photographs, calendars, correspondence sent and received, documentation of his installation, and his speeches and writings.
Daniel J. Taylor Papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers documenting the research and teaching activities of Daniel J. Taylor, professor of classics at Lawrence University from 1974 to 2007 and alumnus of the class of 1963. Materials include correspondence, lectures and course materials, publications, speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, and audio and video recordings. Some materials documenting Taylor's years as a student at Lawrence are also included.
Found in: Lawrence University Archives / Daniel J. Taylor Papers
Douglas Knight Presidential Papers
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the papers of Douglas Knight, President of Lawrence College from 1954 to 1963. The bulk of the collection is correspondence sent and received dating from his tenure as President. Subjects discussed include donations to the college, building projects, and controversy over the National Defense Student Loan Program affadavit. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, speeches, publications, and photographs, as well as materials related to Knight's subsequent...
Elisabeth Koffka Papers
Overview The Elisabeth Koffka Papers is a collection of materials from History Professor Elisabeth Koffka, which ranges from 1918 to 1994. The materials within this collection include her poetry, prose, published works, personal documents, reflections, correspondence, lecture notes, student papers and exams, and other materials from Professor Koffka's time and Smith College and Lawrence University. The collection is also home to audio tapes recounting personal history.
Found in: Lawrence University Archives / Elisabeth Koffka Papers
Elizabeth Wilson Collection
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials pertaining to and created by Elizabeth Wilson, Lawrence University graduate of 1890, dating from 1876 to 1988. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, articles about Wilson, and a number of her speeches and writings. Writings include "The Road Ahead," "The Lawrence That I Knew," and "Songs, 1943-1944."
George Walter Papers
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the papers of George Walter, a Lawrence University alumnus, class of 1936, and faculty member from 1946 to 1975. The collection includes creative writing from Walter's time as a student at Lawrence, files that document his time as a professor of education and Dean of Men, and materials from his involvement with the Upward Bound program for at-risk high school students. Walter was also well known for his motivational speaking abilities regionally and nationally;...
Found in: Lawrence University Archives / George Walter Papers
Henry Merritt Wriston Presidential Papers
Abstract This collection is composed of the papers that document the presidency of Henry Merritt Wriston, president of Lawrence University from 1925 to 1937. Materials include both incoming and outgoing correspondence, speeches and statements Wriston gave while at Lawrence University, and publications he wrote during his presidency. Correspondence between Wriston and Lawrence after his presidency is also included. The inauguration of Wriston is documented through programs and correspondence from other...
Jill Beck Presidential Papers
Collection — Box 4
Scope and Contents 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.