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Inauguration of W. Deming Lewis as Tenth President of Lehigh University, October 1965

Identifier: SC MS 0045

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.


  • Creation: 1965


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Collection is open for research.

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)

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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.


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