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Hill-to-Hill Bridge (Speeches), March 9, 1918 to November 20, 1924

 File — Box: SC MS 0281.09, Folder: 04
Identifier: SC MS 0281.09.04

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The contents of the collection were presented to Lehigh University in archive boxes with a “bookplate” of the autograph Arch Johnston written over the legs of a two-humped camel with Box # ____ and on the bottom of “bookplate” label is printed Janet Johnston Housenick and William D. Housenick Memorial Foundation as identifier on seven of the boxes, the remainder just have Archibald Johnston Papers handwritten on plain labels.


  • March 9, 1918 to November 20, 1924

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.


From the Collection: 10 Linear Feet (15 light gray archival boxes) ; 10 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Separated Materials

Hill-to-Hill Bridge (Speeches) 1918 March 9 Opening of Temporary Bridge (two copies) 1921 November 17 Remarks at Chamber of Commerce Dinner to Bethlehem’s Bridge Commission by Archibald Johnston 1924 November 20 Remarks on the Bethlehem’s Hill to Hill Bridge by A. Johnston, at the Chamber of Commerce Dinner at the Hotel Bethlehem (three copies) No Date “Bridge” prepared by Richard (Dick) Besler, President Central Railroad of New Jersey, Read by Mr. Koons (two typed copies of speech) No Date “Bridge” (single sheet of paper with anecdote about the word “bridge” attributing it to a card game played in ancient Smyrna, Turkey, then introduced in 1860 to Constantinople and finally appeared in London in 1894 and with the exception of Poker is the most popular card game) No Date “The Bridge Builder” [by Wil Allen Dromgoole] (a three stanza poem attached to a eulogy “Death of Riley Grannon [see 0281.0601.03]


Repository Details

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