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The Lawrenceville School student handbook for incoming students was initially published by the Y.M.C.A. student organization. These handbooks included the rules and constitution of the Y.M.C.A. and a pitch explaining why incoming students should join the Lawrenceville School Y.M.C.A. Though the Y.M.C.A. material made up nearly half of the early handbooks, they also included information on school buildings, customs, rule, social life, religious expectations, and athletic records. School administration took over publication in 1928 and expanded the handbook to include more rules, academic requirements, an expanded calendar, and the names of the faculty and administration.
The Lawrenceville School Student Handbook is perhaps better known to alumni as the "Rhinie Bible."
The Student Handbook Collection is arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Student handbooks are transferred from the office of publication to the Archives annually.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.
Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the collection.
The Student Handbook Collection was processed by Casey Babcock in October of 2012.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Student Handbook Collection, Box and Folder Number; The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives. http://archivesspace.lawrenceville.org/repositories/2/resources/68 Accessed October 22, 2017.
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