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Lehigh Videotape Collection

Identifier: SC-LV-UA
Collection contains approximately 400 videotapes (mostly VHS, and some Beta and UMAX) acquired from Lehigh departments and offices. Most of the Communications and Public Affairs tapes are recorded from commercial broadcasting companies. These recordings are protected by strict copyright. Development and Alumni Association tapes are mostly about Lehigh events and recorded by individuals hired for the events. LTS created tapes document curricular activities generally. Permission to use required.


  • 1987-2010


Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research.
Copyright Notice Please inquire about copyright information.


14 Linear Feet (388 items in 9 boxes)


Collection of video tapes (mostly VHS) acquired mostly from Communications and Public Affairs, Alumni Association, Development Office (Advancement) and many other Lehigh offices, departments and individuals. Also includes DVC tapes (Box 14)

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, Lehigh University is a private, coeducational, nondenominational four year university. Home to over 4500 undergraduates and 2000 graduate students, Lehigh offers degrees in one of its four colleges- The College of Arts and Science, the PC Rossin College of Engineering, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. In 2107, "College of Health" was announced as Lehigh's 5th college.


Arranged in boxes as they are transferred and received. Each item is given an accession number but no further arrangement applied. In many cases, the tapes had very brief or no labels. Dates: The dates were guessed when there were no marks on the cassettes. Digitizing: Digital Media Studio digitizes viedos on demand. Special Collections receives an extra copy of a CD or DVD for the CD collection. Titles are cross-referenced.

Acquisition Information

2004, University Relations; 2006, University Relations, Dina Silver -- February 21, 2017, Development and Alumni Relations, Janet Norwood.


Newly acquired videos will be added to this collection.

Related Materials

Check finding aids and ASA library catalog for related material.
Inventory List of Lehigh Videotape Collection SC-LV.UA
Special Collections Staff; Vito Scocozzo
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Lehigh University Library and Technology Services.

Revision Statements

  • 2004: First inventory list
  • 2006: Second inventory list
  • 2015: First draft of combined inventory lists
  • May 2016: Combined inventory lists added metadata fields
  • February 2017: Box 8 added (items received from Development Office, Janet Norwood)
  • November 2017: Boxes 9-13 added (boxes received from Traci Mindler, June 2016)

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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