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Carleton B. Riker, Jr. Lawrentiana Collection

Identifier: DC076

Scope and Contents

This material was collected by Carleton B. Riker, Jr. and documents his involvement with The Lawrenceville School after his graduation in 1940. The bulk of the Carleton B. Riker, Jr. Lawrentiana Collection consists of material pertaining to the Lawrenceville School class of 1940. Documents include correspondence, reunion programs, memorials, obituaries, and class notes. Also included are miscellaneous Lawrenceville School printed material such as annual reports and reports on alumni fund raising.


  • 1939 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1998 - 2007

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

Carleton B. Riker, Jr. was born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1919. He attended The Lawrenceville School where he resided in Davidson House, was a member of the photography club, and worked on The Lit and the Olla Podrida. After graduating from The Lawrenceville School in 1940, Riker served the United States Army in World War II. He worked as an architectural draftsman until his retirement in 2007. He died on July 12, 2009.


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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The original order of these documents has been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Carleton B. Riker, Jr. Lawrentiana Collection was a gift from Riker's daughter, Louise Riker Ferrara.


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


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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in December of 2012.
Carleton B. Riker, Jr. Lawrentiana Collection: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
December 12, 2012
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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