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May Day Collection

Identifier: LU-RG00-007
This collection is comprised of records documenting the celebration of May Day, a spring tradition at Lawrence from 1906 to 1966 and revived for one year in 2007. May Day celebrations typically involved the crowning of one of the senior women as May Queen and dancing around a May Pole. Parades, folk dancing, and other events were also incorporated in some years. Photographs, programs, and articles make up the bulk of the collection.


  • 1905-2007
  • 1905-1966


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.


0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically by year.

Method of Acquisition

The donor and date the collection was transferred to the University Archives are unknown. It was donated to the University Archives prior to July 2005.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing done prior to 2005, date and processor unknown. Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2010.  Files were removed from the vertical file collection and turned into an artificial collection. Final processing completed by Erin Dix, 2011.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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