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Lehigh University Library History, 1878-1974

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0030
Material includes original invoices of purchases from 1878 1899; Year end statistical reports from 1888 1922; Annual (and monthly) financial statements from 1878 1896; Correspondence and planning for the dedication of the "new" library in 1930; Other miscellaneous library material up to 1974.

Dates

  • 1878-1984
  • Majority of material found within 1878-1899
  • Majority of material found within 1888-1922
  • Majority of material found within 1878-1896

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box) ; .4 linear feet

Overview

Includes original invoices of purchases, 1878-1899; year-end and statistical reports from 1888-1922; financial statements, 1888-1896; miscellaneous correspondence and documents relating to the library and its history; and correspondence and a budget for Prof. Ross Yates projected history of Lehigh University (1974).

Biographical / Historical

W. Ross Yates received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from Yale. He taught political philosophy and related subjects at Kenyon College, the University of Vermont, and Lehigh University, where he served on the faculty for 31 years, nine of them in the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Science.

Arrangement

The material is organized chronologically.
Title
Lehigh University Library History, 1878-1974
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
1989-02-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-01-25: Finding aid information revised January 25, 2012– 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)