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Albert Wayne Chenoweth Scrapbook, 1911-1987

Identifier: L 378 V-C518- 1913-1975

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three folders of approximately 55 newspaper articles, 16 pieces of correspondence, 106 photographs and a scrapbook marked EPMI of high school, hometown and college memorabilia, four booklets, one Hall Football Hall of Fame certificate, a x-ray and a poem about Mr. Chenoweth. The 106 photographs are of football days, military service, retirement party recollections. Filed separately is a map of the French Front World War I as notated by A.W. Chenoweth and an extreme large photograph of the 1937 Reunion.


  • Creation: 1911-1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1911-1973


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Wayne Chenoweth was born in 1892 in Nacoma, Texas. He attended high school at the El Paso Military Institute, now Texas Western, a branch of the University of Texas. One of his classmates was Jim Keady, a younger brother of Tom Keady, a Lehigh coach who encouraged him to come to Lehigh University where he became a member of the Class of 1917. At Lehigh, he played baseball and football but concentrated on football and became lead quarterback on the Lehigh football team. He played in a game during Jim Thorpe’s senior year with the Carlisle Indians. He remained in Bethlehem during his lifetime following Lehigh. Upon graduation he served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He returned to work for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He was superintendent of the Nos. 2 and 3 mills in the Alloy and Tool Steel division. He retired in 1959. He was married twice. His first wife was Georgine B. Wolle Chenoweth of the Moravian Wolle Family and his surviving spouse was Mary Cioffi Chenoweth. He died in April 1987.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook and folder in one box)

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This scrapbook of Albert W. Chenoweth, Lehigh Class of 1917, contains material documenting his high school and Lehigh athletic career, and his professional career at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Anyone interested in Lehigh football history will enjoy perusing this collection which contains many interesting articles about Lehigh football greats.


The series is arranged by format: football, World War I, El Paso High School days, Lehigh University days and retirement from Bethlehem Steel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation of collection made by Mr. Chenoweth’s widow, Mrs. Maskell Ewing (Mary Cioffe Chenoweth), February 1996 so acknowledged by Fr. William B. Holberton ’43 Archivist, Lehigh University Alumni Association, February 3, 1996.

Separated Materials

One oversize 1937 Reunion Photo housed in Photo Collection see – CY 202 and one map of the front lines in France, World War I shelved in map case.


Cultural context

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Albert Wayne Chenoweth Scrapbook, 1911-1987
Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
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Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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