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Bethlehem Steel Site's Transformation Related Newspaper Clippings Collected by Cate Cameron

Identifier: SC MS 0380

Scope and Contents

The collection material is contained in three large ring binders. The binders hold assorted formats mostly of newspaper articles, computer generated articles, and handwritten notes. The topics of these articles are of the transformation of southside Bethlehem by Bethlehem Steel Redevelopment, Musikfest* venue, BethWorks Now, Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC, S.O.S. Save Our Steel Museum for a dejected closed down steel mill town into an actively developed tourist area.


  • Creation: 1987 - 2009


Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

At the time of this collection assembled, Catherine M. Cameron (1946-2013) was an Associate Professor at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvani. Her husband, John B. Gatewood, was a professor at Lehigh University. Both professors taught anthropology at their respective academic institutions. Together they were Camwood Research Associates at the time of this survey made over a span of years. Dr. Catherine Mary “Cate” Cameron was born in Ontario, Canada acquired her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada and a PhD in Anthropology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1982. For almost 30 years she was a professor at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. beginning in 1983 and a retired professor emerita in 2012. She studied cultural tourism and economic revitalization in Bethlehem and the larger Lehigh Valley area. Dr. Gatewood (born circa 1946) is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. as of 2020. He has his B.A. (1971), M.A. (1974) and PhD (1978) in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He specialized in cognitive anthropology, fisheries, and research methods.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton) : Three 3-ring binders

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A collection of printed material (mostly newspaper clippings) about the transformation of Southside Bethlehem, PA from a closed-down steel mill site to redeveloped arts and cultural heritage site for (ArtsQuest and Musikfest) a casino, an arts pavilion of indoor and outdoor theater venues, restaurants, an industrial museum, an industrial historic site and a public broadcasting television station.


The materials are loosely arranged chronologically within each binder.

Acquisition Information

Material came from Julia Maserjian of LTS, January 2020. She acquired it from Prof. Cameron.

Related Materials

Special Collections has much material about Southside Bethlehem development.

2003, 2010. Venditta, David, Ed. and Ardith, Hilliard, Ed. “Forging America: The Story of Bethlehem Steel.” Allentown, PA: The Morning Call.

SC MS 0334. Bethlehem Housing Authority Records 1943-1962.

SC MS 0359. Lehigh University Real Estate Files.

2000. Cameron, Catherine M. “Emergent Industrial Heritage: The Politics of Selection.” Museum Anthropology, v. 23 (3), pp. 58-73.

2000. Cameron, Catherine M. and Gatewood, John B. “Excursions into the Un-Remembered Past: What People Want from Visits to Historical Sites.” The Public Historian, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Summer), pp. 107-127.

2009. Cameron, Catherine M. Anthropology 250: Homework Assignments & Research Report. Spring [Course Outline notes].



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Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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