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Audio/Visual Collection

Identifier: AVC001

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Audio/Visual Collection consists of VHS, miniDVs, and DVDs of sporting events and other events such as Periwig productions. The collection also includes vinyl recordings, audio cassettes, and compact discs of Lawrentian music, school events and meetings, oral histories, and works by alumni.


  • 1939 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

The Audio/Visual Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital reproductions may be made at the Archivist's discretion. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

The Audio/Visual Collection is an artificial collection created by the Archives. The Lawrenceville School, particularly the Athletic Department and the Periwig Club, have a long history of capturing both audio and video of school events. The Archives' goal is to document that history.


46.41 Linear Feet (52 boxes)

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The Audio/Visual Collection is arranged by format at the series level. The collection consists of six series: Series 1: Audio Cassettes, Series 2: Compact Discs, Series 3: Digital Versatile Discs, Series 4: Film Reels, Series 5: Video Tapes, and Series 6: Vinyl Records.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The Archives lacks playback equipment for certain forms of media. Please see series descriptions for more details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source of many of the audio cassettes in Subseries 1A: General School Events is unclear. A bulk of the McClellan family related cassettes were gifts from Mary Elizabeth McClellan. The bulk of the audio cassettes in Subseries 1B: Oral Histories were collected by Whitney Azoy as part several courses for the History Department and by the Archives Club in preparation for the School's 175th anniversary. The remembrances of "Old Lower" were transferred to the Archives by Sarah Mezzino in 2012.

All of the non-MiniDV or DVD sporting events were transferred from the Athletic Department to the Archives at an unknown time. The bulk of the sports MiniDVs and DVDs were transferred to the Archives from the Athletic Department by Karla Guido and Michael Goldenberg in 2013. VHS and DVD Periwig productions have been transferred to the Archives at unknown times. The vinyl portion of the collection was collected and added to by Archives' staff over the course of school history. Details are largely unknown.

Consult specific accession records for more details.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines. The Archives does not keep more than three copies on any one item.


Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the Audio/Visual Collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in January-September of 2014.

Audio/Visual Collection Audio/Visual Collection: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
October 30, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

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