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Patriotic notes and speeches, December 14, 1917 to March 26, 1924

 File — Box: SC MS 0281.09, Folder: 05
Identifier: SC MS 0281.09.05

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.


  • December 14, 1917 to March 26, 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

Folder contains many patriotic notes and speeches 1917 December 14 South Bethlehem, Pa. “Memorandum of Extracts Gleaned from the Speech Delivered by Senator Harding at the Annual Meetingof the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, Held in Odd Fellows’ Temple,on the Evening of Thursday, December 13th, 1917“Memorandum of Data to be Used by A. Johnston in Addressing Foreigners of South Bethlehem at some Future Date:” 1918 February 21-28 Important Addresses delivered during the Knights of Columbus War Fund Campaign Bethlehem, Penna. 1918 June 19 Address of Col. E. G. Buckner, Vice-President in Charge of Military Sales E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. on “The Relations of DuPont American Industries to the War” (booklet) 1918 August 16 Secretary of the Treasury to the Taxpayer (letter) 1918 September 3 “United War Work Campaign” Letter of President Wilson 1918 September 24 Memoradum Notes on 4th Liberty Loan A.J.’s speech 1918 September 28 speech of A.J. at opening of 4th Liberty Loan 1918 September 30 Memoradum “Judge Lindsay of Denver, is an excellent speaker for Liberty Loan.” A.J. 1919 June 20 [newspaper article] “4-County Firemen’s Association Open Two- Day Session” Mayor Arch Johnston welcomes delegates 1919 July 15 Four Per Cent Treasury Certificates of Indebtedness Tax Series Of 1919 1919 August 26 Address of Welcome to Delegates of P.O.S. of a Convention Bethlehem, Penna. (appears 2nd page missing) 1919 October 24 Address by Elbert H. Gary, President, American Iron and Steel Institute at Semi-Annual Meeting New York 1919 November 11 The Railroad Bill. Speech of Hon. J. Stanley Webster 1919 December 13 Extracts from Speeches at Pennsylvania Society Dinner Held at Waldorf-Astoria 1920 June 2 [newspaper article] “Notable Features of Commencement Day At Moravian College 1920 October 23 Cahuwa Club Halloween Party (Bethlehem Steel) [Invitation] 1920 November 2 “Educating Men for Business” Babson’s Reports 1921 January 14 Address by Police Commissioner Richard E. Enright to Kings County Grand Jurors Association (Police Dept. City of New York) 1921 June 1 Hotel Bethlehem Cornerstone dedication, Historical Sketch by Elizabeth Lehman Myers 1921 July 13 Remarks Made to the Soccer Team at Rotary Luncheon A.J. (two copies) 1924 March 26 Address to Northampton Bankers Assn. (9 typed pages)(A collection of undated anecdotes and stories used by Archibald Johnston) No Date (typed carbon copy with penciled annotations) “Because of the steadily increasing volume of …” (two typed pages, very poor state) No Date (typed carbon copy of three pages) “Metropolitan in New York….” (torn first page) No Date (typed page) “Story” A.J. (two copies) No Date (typed page) “There is very little connection between wisdom, knowledge and character. The thing that saves us from ourselves is character; in other words, character governs our conduct.” AJ No Date 10 x 13 cm The American’s Creed (printed card pasted onto paper Illustrated with red, white and blue stars and stripes and U.S.A. seal) Quotations. “A few lines from “The Circle”, a play with John Drew and Mrs. Leslie Carter. Who Indeed (a 20 stanza poem with the last line being ‘Twas Woodrow. Cheer Up (a four stanza poem) by James R. Gooding (two copies) (seven stanza poem) “Oh, isn’t it great to be “up to date,” and live in this year of Grace” (six line poem) “In men whom men condemn as ill,…” “Opportunity.” (14 lines of a poem) “Ecclesiastes - Eighth Chapter, Eleventh Verse.” “The House Beside The Road.” (five stanza poem) “Story.” (man troubled with Rheumatism) “Mother.” (five stanza poem) “The Song of a Surgical Dressing.” By Gerald J. Lively (Mimeographed: “…true answer of a wealthy San Antonio man…” (three copies)


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