First phase of Lawrentian digitization is complete

The Stephan Archives is excited to announce that the first phase in the Lawrentian digitization project has been completed. The first phase of digitization included the Lawrenceville Alumni Bulletin, the predecessor to the Lawrentian. The Alumni Bulletin began in 1906 and ran through 1936. Digital versions of the Alumni Bulletin can be found along side the digital versions of The Lawrence in our repository for digital collections located at:

The second phase of the project will cover the period during which the name change occurred in 1936 through 1970. Issues from this era are currently being packed and will be shipped to the digitization vendor in the coming weeks. Future plans include digitizing all issues of the Lawrentian through present day. This project was made possible through the support and generosity of Dr. John Stephan L. 1959 and Barbara Stephan.

Archival reference resources now available through ebrary

We at the Archives have recently begun digitizing some of our high-use reference materials and making them available through the Bunn Library’s ebrary catalog. The first two titles added were Five Miles Away by Samuel Slaymaker and The House System at The Lawrenceville School by A.R. Evans. Now anyone on campus can access these resources at any time. We will be adding additional titles such as the General Catalogue, 1810-1910 and Roland Mulford’s History of the Lawrenceville School in the near future.

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 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)

University of Wisconsin digitizes papers of Aldo Leopold, L. 1905

The following news comes from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission concerning the papers of Aldo Leopold, Lawrenceville Class of 1905, whose papers are held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s University Archives.  Leopold was a ground-breaking environmentalist and author of A Sand County Almanac.
“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.”

So begins the Foreword of “A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, which he dated as March 4, 1948. Six weeks later, Leopold, one of the most influential natural conservationists of the 20th century, passed away.

Leopold’s legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecology, private land management, environmental history, literature, education, esthetics, and ethics.

Through a grant from the NHPRC, the Aldo Leopold Foundation contracted with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) to digitize the Leopold papers. The Leopold Collection ( houses the raw materials that document not only Leopold’s rise to prominence but the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until the middle of the 20th century.

– Courtesy of the  National Historical Publications and Records Commission

For more background on this particular project, see this 2007 news article.

The digital collections themselves may be searched here.