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Student Handbook Collection

Identifier: DC067

Scope and Contents

The Student Handbook Collection consists of a near-complete run of The Lawrenceville School Student Handbook.


  • 1897 - 2019


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 Lawrenceville School student handbook for incoming students was initially published by the Y.M.C.A. student organization. These handbooks included the rules and constitution of the Y.M.C.A. and a pitch explaining why incoming students should join the Lawrenceville School Y.M.C.A. Though the Y.M.C.A. material made up nearly half of the early handbooks, they also included information on school buildings, customs, rule, social life, religious expectations, and athletic records. School administration took over publication in 1928 and expanded the handbook to include more rules, academic requirements, an expanded calendar, and the names of the faculty and administration.

The Lawrenceville School Student Handbook is perhaps better known to alumni as the "Rhinie Bible."


5.19 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Student Handbook Collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Student handbooks are transferred from the office of publication to the Archives annually.


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


Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the collection.

Processing Information

The Student Handbook Collection was processed by Casey Babcock in October of 2012.

Student Handbook Collection: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
October 16, 2012
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Updated October 25, 2017 by Jacqueline Haun

Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

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