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Freshman Studies, 1968-2012

Identifier: 1
Many recordings are in digital format only. For more information on digital recordings please contact the Archives.


  • 1968-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


171 Gigabytes

Biographical / Historical

"Students take Freshman Studies in their first two terms on campus. Each section of the course includes about fifteen students, allowing for close relationships between students and teachers. Because each section uses the same reading list, Freshman Studies also helps students to join in the life of a larger intellectual community, one that now includes generations of Lawrentians.

Freshman Studies lectures serve two purposes, for in addition to providing a context for class discussions, lectures help to create a sense of intellectual community among the students and teachers at Lawrence. The audience for a lecture usually includes over 300 students and at least 20 instructors. There is a separate lecture for every work on the syllabus, and the lecturers are chosen for their expertise in the fields covered by particular works." [From the Lawrence University website, SEptember 2021]

Note that in 2021-2022 the term Freshman Studies was renamed to First-Year Studies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Many of the cassette tapes in this series were transferred to the Archives from the library's circulating collection in January 2021.

Digitization Note

The majority of the tapes in this series were digitized by the Office of Instructional Technology in 2010-2011. Please consult the Archivist for details on the digitization of specific recordings.


Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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