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Documents Related to Lehigh University Centennial Celebrations, 1961-1966

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0228
The collection divided into four series: Centennial Convocation; Centennial Fund; 100th Birthday and (oversize) publications about Lehigh’s Centennial.

Dates

  • 1961-1966
  • Majority of material found within 1963, 1965

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (1 Manuscript box, 1 Flat box)

Overview

This collection contains documents related to Lehigh University Centennial celebrations (1961-1966) that includes Centennial Convocation Symposium titled “The Exercise of Men’s Incredible Powers”; Lehigh Development Office Centennial Fund fundraising documents, 100th Birthday; special Centennial issues of newspapers, magazines, various clippings, press releases, memos, correspondence and other publications.

Biographical / Historical

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University was founded by Asa Packer in 1865 to educate young men in technology and liberal arts. Lehigh celebrated its 100th anniversary with a series of events, including a convocation that took place in 1963. Celebration preparations started in 1961 and ended in 1966.

Arrangement

Materials arranged by topic and format, then chronological by date.

Related Materials

Centennial Reunion material in James Niemeyer collectionAsa Packer Centennial Plaque in Packer Family Collection75th Anniversary and 125th Anniversary publications and documentsScranton, William W. (Lehigh Collection Vertical File): SC LVF S433

Creator

Status
completed
Author
Meghan Finch – inventory started, March 2010 Ali Yeager – inventory list completed – February 2012 Zion Um – Finding aid draft – May 2012
Date
2012-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-05: Finding aid final draft
  • 2012-08: Finding revised and published
  • 2017-03-22: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
610-758-6091 (Fax)