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Wriston Art Center Collection

Identifier: LU-RG08-018
This collection consists of records documenting the planning, construction, and dedication of the Wriston Art Center, dating from 1981 to 1990. Records include articles, correspondence, architectural records, and photographs.


  • 1986-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.


1.65 Linear Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

The Wriston Art Center was built in 1987-1989 and dedicated on May 5, 1989. The building was named in honor of Henry and Ruth Wriston. Henry served as Lawrence president from 1925-1937, and he and his wife Ruth actively worked to build the college's art collection. The Wriston Art Center is three times larger than the building it replaced, the Worcester Art Center.

Method of Acquisition

Materials acquired over time, prior to 2005.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Erin Dix, 2015. Further processing, 2018.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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