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University Video Recordings

Identifier: LU-RG13-004
This collection contains video recordings in analog, magnetic, and digital formats documenting the Lawrence University campus and community. The recordings date from 1926 to the present, with the bulk dating from about 1990 to 2005. Events documented include Commencement ceremonies, building dedications, lecture series, athletic events, reunions and other alumni gatherings, news broadcasts, Conservatory programs, Department of Theatre Arts productions, and more.  Researchers are encouraged to verify with staff the format of individual items and availability for immediate use. Many items in this collection will require preservation reformatting before they can be used.


  • 1926-2022


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.


453.00 items (20 boxes)

406 Gigabytes

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in 8 series by subject: 1. Alumni and Reunions, 1989-2010 2. Arts Productions, 1950-2016 3. Campus Events, 1927-2018 4. Convocations and Lectures, 1950-2018 5. Milwaukee-Downer College, 1926-2011 6. News Broadcasts, 1984-2009 7. Promotional Videos, 1958-2006 8. Unknown, undated

Technical Access Requirements

Items in formats other than VHS or DVD will require preservation reformatting prior to use.

Method of Acquisition

Recordings were transferred from various offices on campus over a period of many years. Recordings donated by individuals have been noted at the item level. 14 VHS tapes separated from accession #2016-10.

Related Materials

Many University recordings, particularly Convocation addresses and Commencement ceremonies, are also available in the library's circulating collection.

Separated Materials

Duplicate copies of recordings were discarded in most cases.

Processing Information

Processed by Sasha Ross and Erin Dix, 2012.


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Revision Statements

  • 2017-01-12: Revised to incorporate addition of 14 VHS tapes separated from accession #2016-10

Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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Appleton WI 54911 US
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