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Honorary Degree & Alumni Awards

Identifier: SC MS0233

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondences, press releases, lists, forms, and photographs all regarding the honorary degrees and alumni awards of Lehigh University.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1980

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research. Please inquire about copyright information.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph King Jr. was born July 21, 1939 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. King earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Lehigh University in 1961 and then went on to obtain a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965. After obtaining his degrees, he worked at United Technologies Corp. for 40 years, retiring in 2001, and continued to work as a consultant following his retirement. He was also involved with the Alumni Association at Lehigh University and cahired the alumni awards commmittee. Joseph King Jr. died on May 11, 2010 at the age of 70.


1 box, .5 linear feet

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Materials arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lehigh University Alumni Association, February 29, 2012.

Existence and Location of Originals

Lehigh University, Linderman Library, Special Collections

Related Materials

Lehigh University Alumni Association Records, 1878-1917 Call Number: SC MS 0004

Lehigh Alumni Association Honorary Degree Committee Files, 1976-1993 Call Number: SC MS 0233x

Honorary Degree & Alumni Awards
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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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