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Newspaper Views of Bethlehems Hill to Hill Bridge

 Item — Box: MS0224.02.03, Item: 05
Identifier: MS0224.02.03.05

Scope and Contents

Newspaper Views of Bethlehems Hill to Hill Bridge. By R. R. Keim. The booklet measures 20 x 18.5 cm. The cover is brown textured card stock wrapped around the individual articles cut from the newspaper and bound into the cover with a metal two pronged clasp. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Rollin R. Keim. The articles begin August 31, 1922 and end November 11, 1922 in The Bethlehem Times. In every article there are photographic images of the construction progress and in most cases the by-line of Rollin R. Keim appears, however, in the first article Mr. Keim is referred to as Rollin R. “Kline.” Mr. Keim is credited by the newspaper with assembling the data and taking the photographs. The newspaper editor remarks that some of the photographs are taken from interesting viewpoints – high “bird’s-eye” views. A special “railroad” was established – the R.M. and C. Moravian Division – in order to facilitate the building of the bridge. The initials represented Rock, Mud and Concrete “railroad.” During the time of the newspaper articles Mr. Keim was employed by the bridge contractors, Rodgers & Hagerty Inc.


  • Creation: 1792-1923, 1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1792-1923, 1969


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From the Collection: 2 boxes : Two scrapbooks: a black embossed leatherette measuring 32 x 28 x 1.5 cm containing newspaper articles and a brown leatherette with gold stamping measuring 30.5 x 25 x 2.5 cm containing Lehigh alumni articles, as well as a folder containing letters, and seven booklets about the City of Bethlehem’s Hill-to-Hill Bridge. There are a number of black and white photographs mostly of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge’s construction and three photos of groups of people. ; 1 linear foot

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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