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University Audio Recordings

Identifier: LU-RG13-001
This collection contains audio recordings in analog, magnetic, and digital formats documenting the Lawrence University campus and community. The recordings date from 1947 to 2014. Events documented include Commencement ceremonies, lecture series (including Freshman Studies lectures), reunions and other alumni gatherings, news broadcasts, Conservatory programs, and more. Large portions of this collection were digitized in 2022. Researchers are encouraged to verify with staff the format of individual items and availability for immediate use.


  • 1947-2014


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.


22 boxes

1040 Gigabytes

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in 9 series by subject: 1. Alumni and Reunions, 1991-2014 2. Arts Productions, 1947-2003 3. Campus Events, 1955-2000 3. Commencements, 4. Convocations, 1964-2002 5. Lectures, 1970-2003 6. Milwaukee-Downer College, 1949-circa 2005 7. News Broadcasts, 1965-2005 8. Unknown, undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Unless otherwise noted, all items recordings are on audio cassette tape format. Many recordings have been digitized, but some will require preservation reformatting prior to use. Please contact the University Archivist for access.

Method of Acquisition

Recordings were transferred from various offices on campus over a period of many years.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material will be added to this collection on an ongoing basis.

Related Materials

Some University recordings, particularly convocation lectures and Commencement ceremonies, are 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. Additional processing by Lina Rosenberg Foley and Kim Knuppel, 2021.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

Seeley G. Mudd Library
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Appleton WI 54911 US
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