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Documents Related to Charles L. Taylor, Lehigh Class of 1876

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0086
This collection contains materials relating to Lehigh alumnus and benefactor Charles L. Taylor and the construction of Taylor Gymnasium, and his relation to Andrew Carnegie. It includes letters, undergraduate material, and details on the new gymnasium.

Dates

  • 1879-1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (One manuscript box)

Overview

This collection contains materials relating to Lehigh alumnus and benefactor Charles L. Taylor and the construction of Taylor Gymnasium and Taylor Hall, along with articles regarding his personal life and his relations with Andrew Carnegie.

Biographical / Historical

Charles L. Taylor was valedictorian of the Lehigh class of 1876, had a distinguished career in the employment of Andrew Carnegie, donated money to Lehigh for the building of Taylor Gymnasium and Taylor Field, was awarded an Honorary Degree in 1919, and died in 1922.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically, then topically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Lehigh in 1997 by his granddaughter Lillian (McIntosh) Savage.

Related Materials

SC LVF T239: Taylor, Charles L. (Lehigh Collection Vertical File) SC MS 0219: Cathy and Nicholas Dovidio Research on Their Westfield House, New Jersey

Separated Materials

Nine photographs of Taylor Field (numbers F7067-F7074), plus two portraits of Mr. Taylor (numbers BS3395 and F7066) have been filed in Lehigh Photos.
Title
Documents Related to Charles L. Taylor, Lehigh Class of 1876
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-04-18: Revised by Arielle Willett
  • 2017-07-11: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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