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Henry S. Drinker, Class of 1871 President of Lehigh University 1905-1920

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0042
This collection contains certificates, diplomas, honorary memberships, and other accolades, mostly after his retirement. Also contains financial records of Drinker's college years.

Dates

  • 1869 - 1929

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection includes certificates, diplomas, honorary memberships, and other accolades, mostly after his retirement. It also contains financial records of Drinker's college years.

Biographical / Historical

Henry S. Drinker graduated from Lehigh in 1871, a member of a class of 6, and became an active alumnus, serving on the first Alumni Association Board, and as a Trustee before becoming president of the University in 1905. He was interested in preserving the natural environment (forestry), and also involved in the formation of Army training camps through college campuses (now ROTC). He died in 1937.

Arrangement

Material in the collection is arranged according to subject.

Related Materials

Other material about Henry Drinker is included in SC MS 003 (Lehigh Presidential Papers) which covered his tenure.
Author
Special Collection Staff
Date
1989-06-18

Revision Statements

  • 2012-02-06: Finding aid revised by Arielle Willett

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)