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Lehigh University History by W. Ross Yates

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0076
The material here includes two separate typescripts of his history of Lehigh University. The first one, tentatively titled The Story of the Lehigh University: An Intimate History, is very detailed, and includes an index of names mentioned. (Notes and corrections are from James Mack, who read it). The second typescript more closely resembles the published work, with a lot of the original material omitted. (The introduction is different). The book, published in 1992 by Lehigh University Press, is titled Lehigh University: A History of Education in Engineering, Business, and the Human Condition.

Dates

  • 1865-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Overview

The material here includes two separate typescripts of his history of Lehigh University. The first one, tentatively titled The Story of the Lehigh University: An Intimate History, is very detailed, and includes an index of names mentioned. (Notes and corrections are from James Mack, who read it). The second typescript more closely resembles the published work, with a lot of the original material omitted. (The introduction is different). The book, published in 1992 by Lehigh University Press, is titled Lehigh University: A History of Education in Engineering, Business, and the Human Condition.

Biographical / Historical

W. Ross Yates, born in Corvallis, Oregon, received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from Yale. He taught political philosophy and related subjects at Kenyon College, the University of Vermont, and Lehigh University, where he served on the faculty for 31 years, nine of them in the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Science. He is the author of Joseph Wharton: Quaker Industrial Pioneer (Lehigh University Press, 1987), and is editor of and contributor to Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: The First One Hundred Years (1968) and Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: The Golden Years, 1841-1920 (1976). He has also published articles and poems on his favorite sport, road running. He lives in McMinnville, Oregon.

Related Materials

Yates, W. Ross. Lehigh University: a history of education in engineering, business, and the human condition. Bethlehem (Pa.), Lehigh University Press: 1992.
Title
Lehigh University History by W. Ross Yates
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections staff
Date
1992-09-25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-04-02: Finding aid information revised April 2, 2012- revised by Arielle Willett
  • 2017-02-14: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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