Historical Lawrence now available online

The digitized, searchable, historical database of

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…is here!

Check out more than 125 years of Lawrenceville history as seen through the eyes of student writers by going to digitalarchives.lawrenceville.org. Alumni, take a walk down memory lane of Lawrenceville as it was in your senior year — or experience the school in the time of your parents or grandparents!

Thank you, John Stephan ’59 and Barbara Stephan, for supporting what we hope to be the first of several digitization projects for The Lawrenceville School Archives.

Comments and questions should be directed to Jacqueline Haun, School Archivist, at jhaun (at) awrenceville.org.

The Stephan Archives on Alumni Weekend

Coming to campus on Alumni Weekend, May 2-4, 2013? Check out what is going on in the Stephan Archives as part of your visit!


Life in Old Lower

OldLower5501Due to popular demand, the Life in Old Lower exhibit, first displayed during Alumni Weekend 2011, will be on display again in the Bunn Library for Alumni Weekend 2013 and continuing through Memorial Day (May 27.) The exhibit features a life-size reconstructed Old Lower cubicle, decorated as it would have been in 1965. Located in the Main Lobby of the Bunn Library.

Now You’re Cooking!: The History of Dining at Lawrenceville

Cooking display caseThe Stephan Archives are celebrating nearly two centuries of culinary excellence in “Now You’re Cooking! The History of Dining at Lawrenceville,” currently on display in the Stephan Archives reading room during regular library hours. Nearly 50 items will be on exhibit, including a century-old Tiffany & Co. tea set, locally produced china, a colonial-era glass bottle, and even a recently retired plastic cafeteria tray. Foodies will be especially fascinated by the Calliopean Society banquet menus, which date back to 1893 and feature such delights as terrapin soup, frozen nesselrode pudding, and consommé pritaniere.  Through October 2013.

Celebrating 25 Years of Coeducation at Lawrenceville

1985 Lawrentian coverA visual timeline of the history of women on Lawrenceville’s campus before and after coeducation, Lawrenceville female “firsts,” and the story of the historic 1985 decision to accept female students.  Located in the display cases in the Main Lobby and on the second floor of the Bunn Library, through July 1.

School Presidents of the Major Reunion Years

1888 WintonA rotating slide show featuring the School Presidents from the classes ending in 3s and 8s, located in the Archives Reading Room of the Stephan Archives. Through May 27.

In the Hutchins Gallery, Gruss Center of Visual Arts

“From His Friend – Abraham Lincoln”

Lucy Harmon McPherson001An exhibit of the School’s collection of Lincolnalia, including a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair in a mourning locket, a copy of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and other memorabilia from the family of Lucy Harmon McPherson, wife of Lawrenceville Head Master Simon J. McPherson. Only available through Alumni Weekend.

Other Events

Archives Open House

An opportunity to see the new archives storage and exhibit spaces will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 2- 4 p.m. While visiting the renovated space, check out our demo of the newly digitized historical Lawrence at digitalarchives.lawrenceville.org.