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Edward Gallagher: Documents on Henry S. Drinker’s Presidency at Lehigh University

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0114
Articles, correspondence and biographical information on Henry S. Drinker and his presidency at Lehigh University. Collection is assembled by Prof. Edward J. Gallagher, Department of English at Lehigh University for the class he was that required using primary sources at Special Collections. Prof. Gallagher based his research on the original letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Cecilia Beaux.

Dates

  • 1897 - 2002

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 (1 box)

Overview

Articles, correspondence and biographical information on Henry S. Drinker and his presidency at Lehigh University. Collection is assembled by Prof. Edward J. Gallagher, Department of English at Lehigh University while he was teaching a course that required using primary sources at Special Collections. Prof. Gallagher based his research on the original letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Cecilia Beaux.

Biographical / Historical

Henry S. Drinker was born in 1850. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1871 with a degree in Mining Engineering. He helped building the two-mile-long Musconetcong Tunnel in New Jersey. Later he became a lawyer and worked for Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company as the chief attorney until 1905 when he became the president of Lehigh University. Drinker’s acceptance of the position at Lehigh University was praised highly by the newspapers. Drinker’s sister-in-law Cecilia Beaux collected some newspaper clippings and sent them to President Roosevelt along with a letter which is archived in the National Archives. Lehigh University owns President Roosevelt’s reply as praising Drinker’s action as a “good deed”.

Arrangement

The content was kept in the same order as it was arranged by Prof. Gallagher: Group 1 consists of material on Cecilia Beaux, 2. correspondence between Roosevelt and Beaux, 3. Henry S. Drinker’s inauguration and 4. 10 minutes film on a DVD.

Related Materials

Drinker, Henry S. – Lehigh Collection vertical file Speeches by Henry S. Drinker – SC MS 0020 Lehigh University Presidents’ papers – SC MS 0003
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff, Shaenna Ameer
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-02-12: First version (Filled by Special Collections staff)
  • 2018-12-07: ArchivesSpace EAD, MARC record created

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)