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Presidential Search Committee Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: LU-RG02-004
The collection contains materials documenting the search for a president from 1969 to 2004, during which time Presidents Thomas Smith, Richard Warch, and Jill Beck were appointed. Materials include correspondence between the search committee and nominated candidates for the position, as well as letters from colleges across the country providing suggestions for the new president. Interview schedules and resumes of candidates are also included.


  • 1969-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Files contain confidential personnel information and are closed for 75 years beyond the date of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University. For uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), please contact the University Archivist.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

37 Megabytes

Custodial History

Collection was loaned to Board of Trustees, c/o Executive Assistant of the Office of the President on 2012-02-03, and returned on 2019-04-01.

Method of Acquisition

The source, method, and date of acquisition are unknown.

Other Descriptive Information

The cover of the box that the materials came in stated that the search committee files should be saved as a reference for future presidential search committees.

Processing Information

Finding aid converted from accession record, 2018.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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