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Robert Rose L. 1939 Collection

Identifier: DC102

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents collected by Robert Henry Rose during his time at Lawrenceville School. The collection contains items related to both his academic experience and his social life. Included are numerous Ephemera from events Rose attended while at Lawrenceville including Prom and other dances; ticket stubs from McCarter theater, Princeton Football games, and the 1938 Rose Bowl; postcards; and stickers. The collection also includes correspondence from Rose’s college application process as well as a class schedule, class assignment forms, and Rose’s smoking permission slip. Newspaper clippings about Rose’s athletic achievements while at Lawrenceville as also included. The collection also has a corresponding Photograph Collection.


  • Creation: 1939


Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Henry Rose was born 19 June 1921 in New York. His original family name was Rosenzweig, which was changed to Rose in Sept 1938. He attended Lawrenceville from 1936 to 1939 where he was known as “Bob” or “Rosie”. Rose was known to be very athletic and was on the varsity swim team and on the polo squad. He appears to have been interested in football. Rose also had numerous interests beyond sports. He was known to be a great photographer, which landed him a sport of the Photography Board and won him the Photography prize in 1938. He was also part of the Periwig club and Olla Podrida club. During his time at Lawrenceville he lived in Cromwell house while in lower school and later Hamill and Kinnan house. He was know to be a bit of a un-malicious prankster. Rose also seems to have enjoyed going to shows at the local McCarter Theater in Princeton as well as Princeton University Football games. He even attended the Rose Bowl in 1938. After his graduation from Lawrenceville he attended the University of North Carolina and also was enlisted in the Navel as an Air Transport Service Pilot during World War II. He died 23 November 2003.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

All items were donated to the Stephan archives by the family of Robert Rose.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.

Related Materials

This collection has a related photgraph collection - The Robert Rose Photograph Collection (PC102). Information on which can be found on the J drive: Archives\Photos\Inventories.

Processing Information

This Collection was processed by Stephanie Eder in February 2018

Robert Rose Collection: Finding Aid
Stephanie Eder
2018 February
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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