Skip to main content

Lehigh’s 150th Rivalry Football Game Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS0310

Scope and Contents

One nerf souvenir football printed “The Rivalry 150 Lehigh vs. Lafayette Nov. 22, 2014, New York, NY, three posters, four LEHIGH Bulletin Fall 2014 “Special Issue Celebrating College Football’s most played rivalry – 1884-2014,” one flyer ‘Cause not Everyone can get into Lehigh,” one copy The Brown and White Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Vol. 127 No. 21 “Rivalry 150: from Goodman to the Bronx”, one “The Rivalry 150 Lehigh vs. Lafayette acrylic brown and white striped scarf with white fringe, one “Go Lehigh” acrylic brown and white scarf, 135 copies The Brown and White Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Vol. 127 No. 23 “Lehigh takes New York Rivalry 150 state of mind, 150 Game Day Lehigh, Lafayette face off at Yankee Stadium,” one flyer “Get It Now!” one issue The New York Times Thursday, November 20, 1014 Sports Thursday issue “Rivalry Earns Its Pinstripes” by Mitch Goldich, p. B14, two copies Lehigh University “Celebrate the Rivalry” Program Preview, two postcards: “Be Proud! Celebrate the Rivalry! Remember this Milestone Game. Order the coin at herffjones.com/rivalry coin” and “The Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry: 150 Games & Counting” Lafayette Simon Room, Skillman Library September-December, 2014, four computer printout pages “Lehigh Mountain Hawks – Football” Andy Coen, Head Coach 11/24/2014.

Dates

  • Creation: 2014 - 2015

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

The Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry began in 1884 and during the early seasons, the football game was played in a season more than one game as was the case in later years. The more frequent games in a season resulted in the celebrating the 150th rivalry game in 2014 rather than in 2015 when Lehigh University celebrated its 150th anniversary of founding by Asa Packer in 1865. Of course, the first class of students entered the University in 1866.

Extent

1 box : One nerf souvenir football printed “The Rivalry 150 Lehigh vs. Lafayette Nov. 22, 2014, New York, NY, three posters, four LEHIGH Bulletin Fall 2014 “Special Issue Celebrating College Football’s most played rivalry – 1884-2014,” one flyer ‘Cause not Everyone can get into Lehigh,” one copy The Brown and White Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Vol. 127 No. 21 “Rivalry 150: from Goodman to the Bronx”, one “The Rivalry 150 Lehigh vs. Lafayette acrylic brown and white striped scarf with white fringe, one “Go Lehigh” acrylic brown and white scarf, 135 copies The Brown and White Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Vol. 127 No. 23 “Lehigh takes New York Rivalry 150 state of mind, 150 Game Day Lehigh, Lafayette face off at Yankee Stadium,” one flyer “Get It Now!” one issue The New York Times Thursday, November 20, 1014 Sports Thursday issue “Rivalry Earns Its Pinstripes” by Mitch Goldich, p. B14, two copies Lehigh University “Celebrate the Rivalry” Program Preview, two postcards: “Be Proud! Celebrate the Rivalry! Remember this Milestone Game. Order the coin at herffjones.com/rivalry coin” and “The Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry: 150 Games & Counting” Lafayette Simon Room, Skillman Library September-December, 2014, four computer printout pages “Lehigh Mountain Hawks – Football” 11/24/2014.

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lehigh and Lafayette played their 150th rivalry football game in Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y. November 22, 2014. The reason being that in the early days of football at Lehigh beginning 1884, the football game rivalry between the two schools was played several times during the football season. The 150th game was hosted by the Lehigh New York Alumni Association. Lafayette won.

Arrangement

No particular arrangement

Other Finding Aids

The Brown and White newspaper issues, Lehigh Alumni Bulletins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material given by Dave Pryor, University Communications, February 5, 2015 and Ilhan Citak, Special Collections.

Separated Materials

The three posters are filed in the Poster collection.

Author
Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
Date
September 23, 2015.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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)