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Lecture notes taken by Henry Bowman Douglas in Henry Coppee history class

Identifier: SC MS 0324

Scope and Contents

The material is a single volume measuring 20 x 15 x 2 cm, cover is of a red paperback material with a wavy design. The front and back covers have separated from the spine. Spine is in very poor condition. Inside the cover is a stamped number 28. On the title page in black ink is Notes from Lectures by Dr. Henry Coppee, H.B. Douglas Class ‘84, Lehigh University 1884. There is a total of 16 lectures in the notebook.


  • 1884


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Biographical / Historical

Henry Bowman Douglas received two degrees from Lehigh University, a B.M. in 1884 and E.M in 1885. Douglas was a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity as well as the associate editor of the Lehigh Burr and Epitome. Douglas worked as a mining engineer for much of his career at companies from Linderman & Skeer in Stockton, PA to Garrett County Coal and Mining Co. in Dodson MD. Dr. Henry Coppee is considered one of the most substantial figures in Lehigh University’s development into a world-class institution. Selected by Asa Packer, Coppee served as the first president of Lehigh University from 1866-1875. Coppee Hall at Lehigh University was named after Henry Coppee, and now houses the Department of Journalism and Communications.


0.5 Linear Feet ( [1] notebook) ; 20 cm.


These notes give an insight into Lehigh University’s history curriculum in the nineteenth century. The notes reveal the focus on separate primary and secondary sources in each lecture. The nature of the lectures demonstrates Dr. Coppee’s extensive knowledge of world history.


The arrangement of the material is numerically by Lecture number, Page 1 through 129 with the title of each lecture given to signify the significance thereof.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Heather Leigh Douglas to Bill Hunter of Lehigh University Global Union. Delivered by Bill Hunter and accessioned on October 19, 2016.

Related Materials

Henry Coppee lecture notes, and student notebooks.

Coppee History lecture notes taken by H.B. Douglas
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