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The Lawrentian Collection

Identifier: DC065

Scope and Contents

The Lawrentian Collection consists of a near-completed run of both bound and loose copies the official alumni magazine of The Lawrenceville School. The creation of bound volumes ended in 2000.


  • 1906 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

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

The Lawrentian began as the Lawrenceville Alumni Bulletin in 1906. It was published by the Alumni Association and served as their official publication. Early editions focused on school business, alumni events, class notes featuring alumni updates, memorials and obituaries, and essays on school history. The Lawrenceville Alumni Bulletin became The Lawrentian in 1937. As the 20th century progressed, the scope of the magazine was expanded to emphasize connections between Lawrenceville and the global community. This shift in focus included feature pieces on alumni, students, and faculty and their activities away from Lawrenceville.

The Lawrentian remains in publication today. Though it remains the official alumni publication, The Lawrenceville School Communications Department is now responsible for publication and editorial duties.


13.87 Linear Feet (61 boxes)

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The Lawrentian Collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Lawrentian is collected from shortly after publication. The collection has accumulated steadily over the years.


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

Existence and Location of Copies

Several copies of bound volumes are held by the archives. PDFs for The Lawrentian are in Preservica.


Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the collection, as well as Five Miles Away: The Story of The Lawrenceville School by Samuel R. Slaymaker, II.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in December of 2012. This collection was reprocessed by Peter K. Steinberg in October, 2022.

The Lawrentian Collection: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
February 28, 2013
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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