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Woodhull House Scrapbook, 1962 - 1963


Scope and Contents

This scrapbook documents the activities and accomplishments of Woodhull House student residents. All documents date between 1962-1963, with the exception of a 1956 document listing prom weekend activities. Newspaper clippings from The Lawrence are featured, often with pictures circled and names underlined of students. A majority of the clippings are about Lawrenceville athletics, but members of Olla Podrida and the choir are also featured. Other documents featured include community announcemnts by Bruce McClellan, Lawrenceville headmaster from 1959-1986, a student's subject report, and a list of fall sports awards.


  • 1962 - 1963


Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

The Woodhull House was built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style by Peabody and Sterns of Boston, Massachusetts, and was named after Henry Woodhull Green, the brother of Lawrenceville benefactor John Cleve Green. The Woodhull House was one of the first four student residences of the Circle Houses, but was partially destroyed after a 1892 fire erupted over Spring Break. The building was expanded upon that same year, but would suffer a minor fire in 1924. These incidents inspired the House motto, "Cineribus Restituta," which translates to "Out of the ashes, restored." Notable alumni of the Woodhull house include U.S. Senator Frederic Colin Walcott, Merian Cooper, director of the 1933 King Kong movie, and George Akerlof, a Nobel Laureeate in Economics.


1.02 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some glue has worn off and has caused newspaper clippings to fall out. They are located within the folder in the item's box.


12 3/4" x 12 1/2" x 1"

Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US