Lawrenceville School -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of research material compiled by Bruce McClellan for an unpublished article on Dr. Johnson. Also included is a small amount of correspondence between Dr. Johnson and Thornton Wilder and Herbert Hoover.
Dates: 1921 - 1999
Scope and Contents The Lawrence Collection consists of a near-complete run of unbound school newspapers. Larger gaps appear in the 19th century portion of the run. The Lawrence features many of the typical features and sections of a traditional newspaper. The typical size of most editions is four pages though several larger editions that mark important events are printed at various points during school year. Notable papers include the June 11, 1910 edition commemorating...
Dates: 1881 - 2017
Scope and Contents This collection contains historical diplomas. It includes diplomas given to Lawrenceville students during the Commencement ceremonies, as well as degrees awarded by other educational instituions to graduates of Lawrenceville.
Dates: 1827 - 1920
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Collection consists of documents created during the course of seminary business. These documents include catalogs, correspondence with Mrs. Jane Barlow Porter Condit's family, and announcements of seminary events. Also included is a memorial for Rev. Charles Nassau and his wife Hannah and a history of the Lawrenceville Female Seminary that was published in the Lawrentian. An item of particular note is the notebook of...
Dates: 1834 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1834 - 1882
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection consists of administrative records of the club. Included here are the constitution and bylaws, dues logs and membership information, meeting minutes, and programs and event calendars documenting the numerous events in which the Lawrenceville Garden Club has participated.
Dates: 1928 - 1988
Scope and Contents The Lit Collection includes a large run of both bound and unbound editions of The Lawrenceville School's literary magazine. The bound collection is the more complete of the two runs through 1961. The bulk of the collection past 1961 is unbound.
Dates: 1895 - 2016
Scope and Contents The Lawrenceville Postcard collection includes both color and black and white postcards of the Lawrenceville campus and the surrounding town. The collection dates from the early days of "The Circle" to present day.
Dates: circa 1900-2004
Scope and Contents The Lawrenceville School Newspaper Clippings Collection consists of Lawrenceville School-related news from local and national newspapers. Clippings include news on prominent alumni, events on campus, building projects on campus, and student athletics. Clippings of note include early advertisements for the school that predate the 1880s reorganization and name change. Also included are several magazine articles from national publications.
Dates: 1837 - 2016
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.
Dates: 1906 - 2017
Scope and Contents This collection consists of negatives of photographs taken by Leigh Photographs for the Lawrenceville School dating from Leigh's founding in 1945 through the mid-1990s. Though the bulk of the negatives are black and white, some color negatives are also included. The boxes contain 4x5 and 2.25 x 2.25 negatives. The binders contain 35mm and 120 film negative strips. Subjects of the collection include 175th Anniversary, Abbott Dining Hall, Aerial photographs, Alumni, Alumni events, Awards,...
Dates: circa 1945-1990s
Scope and Contents The bulk of Collection of Aldo Leopold Papers consists of photocopies of correspondence both to and from Leopold. The collection documents Leopold's time at The Lawrenceville School. Various newspaper and magazine articles containing biographical information on Leopold are also included.
Dates: 1903 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1905
Scope and Contents The Library Records document the history of the library of The Lawrenceville School. Included here are documents on the buildings that have housed the library, the services offered, past outreach programs and initiatives, and library personnel. Items of note included plans for the 1960 expansion of the John Dixon Library and documents related to the numerous outreach and reading encouragement programs.
Dates: 1876 - 2017
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Collection of Lower School Material consists of published material created for and by the students of the lower houses including the building newspaper entitled The Recorder and the Lower School Yearbook. The bulk of the material dates from the time period when the Lower School was housed in the building known as "Old Lower."
Dates: 1894 - 1993
Scope and Contents The James C. Mackenzie Papers consist of documents pertaining to Mackenzie's student and occupational career prior to his arrival at Lawrenceville; his correspondence, reports, writings, sermons, addresses, and activities at The Lawrenceville School, Jacob Tome Institute, and Mackenzie School, as well as with the Headmasters' Association and the Committee of Ten; the correspondence of his family, including reminiscences of Lawrenceville by his wife and daughter; and biographical accounts of...
Dates: 1855 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1933
Scope and Contents The Bruce and Mary Elizabeth McClellan Collection documents the McClellan's relationship with The Lawrenceville School and their personal lives before, during, and after their time at lawrenceville. The collection contain a large collection of personal correspondence, Bruce McClellan's military records, and personal writings. Notable material collected by Mary Elizabeth McClellan documents the role of the Head Master's wife, women on campus, and the daily maintenance and history of Foundation...
Dates: 1937 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1986
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Simon J. McPherson Papers consist of sermons and addresses delivered by McPherson throughout his professional life. The correspondence pertains largely to his work as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Documents pertaining to The Lawrenceville School include Headmaster's Reports and correspondence with various trustees, the bursar's office, other administration, faculty, alumni, the Headmasters' Association, and administration from private secondary schools and...
Dates: 1868 - 1947
Scope and Contents The bulk of the New Jersey Scholars Program records consist of files on scholars within the program and documents used in preparation for the program by faculty and advisors. Also included are annual reports. Collection also includes photos which can be found in a box located at the end of the historic photo collection (2nd row in compact). Inventory of the photos can be found on the J Drive>Archives>Photos>New Jersey Scholars Program Records Photo Inventory.
Dates: 1977 - 2013
Scope and Contents The bulk of the P.C. Norris World War I Collection consists of correspondence to and from Lawrenceville alumni serving in World War I. The correspondents include many notable Lawrentians of the period. The men often wrote about the experience of being away from home and in combat. Other items include photographs, newspaper clippings, and wedding announcements. The bulk of the documents date from immediately before the war to shortly after armistice.
Dates: 1911 - 1946; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence between Nicholas H. Noyes and members of The Lawrenceville School administration regarding Noyes family contributions to the school. Much of the correspondence pertains to the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Also included are letters to and from Jansen Noyes regarding Noyes family contributions and the possible projects for the gifts. The correspondence covers both the Head Master Abbott and Head Master Heely administrations.
Dates: 1927 - 1958
Scope and Contents This collection cosists of documents created by the Office of Counseling and Human Development. The bulk of the collection consists of documents relating to prefects and letters of appreciation to Housemasters.
Dates: 1996 - 2000
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials created by the Office of the Academic Dean. It includes curriculum books; general information on such topics as department chairs and international programs; and summer session materials. The collection ranges in date from 1880 to 2017.
Dates: 1880 - 2019
Scope and Contents The Office of the Treasurer Records include accounting records; information on bequests given to Lawrenceville; reports on the campus buildings and grounds; and development materials. Construction of the Crescent Houses and numerous renovations during the late 1980s are heavily documented. The collection ranges in date from 1886 to 1994.
Dates: 1886 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1989
File — Box 17, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Bruce and Mary Elizabeth McClellan Collection documents the McClellan's relationship with The Lawrenceville School and their personal lives before, during, and after their time at lawrenceville. The collection contain a large collection of personal correspondence, Bruce McClellan's military records, and personal writings. Notable material collected by Mary Elizabeth McClellan documents the role of the Head Master's wife, women on campus, and the daily maintenance and history of Foundation...
Dates: 1937 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1986
Scope and Contents This collection consists of subject files documenting the history and daily activities of Parents at Lawrenceville. Materials include correspondence between Parents at Lawrenceville and members of the school administration, printed handbooks and pamphlets, founding documents and bylaws, and various documents detailing programs and gatherings organized by Parents at Lawrenceville. Additional items of note include material documenting the history of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Lawrenceville...
Dates: 1923 - 2013
Scope and Contents The Periwig Club Collection documents the history of theatrical production at The Lawrenceville School. Included in this collection is a nearly complete run of playbills from Club productions, numerous annotated scripts, production notes, set and costume design notes, numerous posters, newspaper clippings of reviews, and documents pertaining to club administration. Though the entire history of the club is documented in some form within the collection, the bulk of the detailed information on...
Dates: 1885 - 2014
Scope and Contents The Alexander Hamilton Phillips Papers consist of two items: a conduct and scholarship report for a student dated 1834 and a typed copy of a biographical sketch of Phillips created to F.B. Lee and originally printed in the "Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey."
Dates: 1834 - 1835
Scope and Contents The Philomathean Society Records consists of documents created during the course of society business. Included are the constitution and bylaws, financial records, membership rolls, attendance records, meeting minutes, and committee reports. Documents cover the club's founding in 1855 through its disbanding in 1924. The meeting minutes are notable as they shed light on some of the rituals and inner workings of the Society.
Dates: 1855 - 1922
Scope and Contents The Publications Collection was created by the Stephan Archives in an effort to collect many of the shorter-run student publications of The Lawrenceville School. The bulk of these publications are student generated and feature student writing. The publications included in the collection are predominately from the late-20th century though some miscellany from the School's longest running publications (The Lawrence, Olla Podrida,...
Dates: 1891 - 2019
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Charles Henry Raymond Papers consist of correspondence documenting Raymond's activities as assistant head master and head of the elocution department. Correspondents include Simon J. McPherson, Mather Abbott, members of the Green family, and numerous prominent alumni and people of the time. Also included here are numerous programs and printed ephemera for campus events.
Dates: 1889 - 1963