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
- Lawrenceville School. Students (Organization)
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"
- Athletics Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Basketball Subject Source: Dot
- Football Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- High school student newspapers and periodicals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Student housing -- New Jersey -- Lawrenceville School Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Swimming Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wrestling Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- newspaper clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus