Lawrence Academy

Richard A. Jeffers Heritage Center and Alan Whipple Archives

 Dick Jeffers
Alan Whipple

“Have enough pride in your past to share it with the future.”

With the opening of the Ansin Academic Building in 2004 came the space, finally, to create a true archive for the Academy.

Accordingly, the Richard A. Jeffers Heritage Center and Alan Whipple Archives were established in that year, thanks to the help and hard work of several dedicated people.

Most significant are the research done by faculty members Alan Whipple and Dick Jeffers and the writing of the Academy's history by alumnus Douglas Frank ’68. Parent Marjorie Clear (Alison '98 and Michael '01) searched through countless items stored in attics, and alumnus Larry Jacquith '63 collected, evaluated, and collated materials that added significantly to the project.

Paul Husted '64 has been an invaluable help and guide in the ongoing growth of the project.

The Dr. Samuel A. Green Collection
Dr. Joshua Green, Samuel grew up to become a physician, prolific author, and noted historian. As a passionate collector, Dr. Green gathered in six volumes a host of Groton area posters, programs, catalogs, and other printed ephemera.

A Brief History of Lawrence Academy
Read an overview of the 221-year story of Lawrence Academy.

Shep's Place
An ongoing blog of stories and anecdotes about Lawrence Academy's days gone by written by Joe Sheppard, a member of the faculty since 1965.

LA Publications
Current and archived issues of The Academy magazine and The Elm Tree, two school publications containing stories about the school both past and present.

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