History and Legacy

Rutgers President Mason Gross with Livingston Dean Ernest Lynton, 1967Delve into Livingston College's rich history and continuing legacy, in words and images from alumni, faculty, and staff. These resources include:

For alumni:

Yearbooks from 1973-2007 (most years)
Alumni Memories
Alumni Newsletters

Livingston Legacy Lectures

Journalism Panel
LC History Panel


Livingston College History (Overview)

Deans' Reflections

Dean's Annual Report (1997-2001)

Deans' Letters to Graduates

Documentation of Livingston College History

Early History: 1960s and 1970s

Livingston College and Campus Timeline

Livingston College Monthly Updates (2005-2007)

Recording Livingston College's Oral History

Arts and Culture History

In Memoriam

Top photo: Rutgers President Mason Gross with Livingston Dean Ernest Lynton, who is about to dig the ceremonial first shovel of soil to begin the construction of Livingston, April 28, 1967. Lynton's educational ideas shaped Livingston, but planning for the new college could not have moved forward without the full commitment of Gross to those same ideas. Source: R-Photo, Buildings and Grounds, Box 33, Livingston College Building, Progress 3 of 4 folder, as published in the article, The early years of Livingston College, 1964–1973: Revisiting the “college of good intentions.” Courtesy of Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.

Bottom photo: From a brochure promoting the new college.

 Revised October 8, 2019