Inauguration of W. Deming Lewis as Tenth President of Lehigh University, October 1965
Scope and Contents
Box 1 contains material from the inauguration planning committee including lists, budgets, luncheon menus, printed cards, etc.; plans for presenting the new University Mace; material on the honorary degree recipients (including printed texts of their speeches) and other details of the day.
Box 2 contains a folder prepared for "The Press" and the notebook compiled by Sam Connor (director of Public Information).
Box 3 contains congratulatory letters and framed citations from Learned Societies and other colleges and universities.
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Biographical / Historical
W. Deming Lewis became the 10th president of Lehigh University in 1964. During his presidency, women were admitted to Lehigh, new majors in the sciences were established, and buildings Whitaker Laboratory, the Mart Science and Engineering Library, and Sinclair Laboratory were completed. He served until 1982.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)
Language of Materials
Includes plans, budgets, menus, lists, printed invitations and cards; also plans for presenting the new University Mace; texts of speeches given by honorary degree recipients Lord Shawcross, Jerome B. Wiesner and Nathan Marsh Pusey; folder prepared for "The Press" by Sam Connor; and many framed citations from learned societies and other colleges and universities.
The materials in this collection are arranged by format.
- Connor, Samuel
- Inauguration planning material
- Lehigh University. Administration
- Lehigh University. Heraldry
- Lehigh University. Honorary degree recipients
- Lehigh University. Presidents
- Letters (correspondence)
- Pusey, Nathan M. (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001
- Shawcross, Hartley William
- Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994
- Inauguration of W. Deming Lewis as Tenth President of Lehigh University, October, 1965
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