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D'Arcy Roper Lehigh memorabilia collection

Identifier: SC MS 0438

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Lehigh memorabilia material donated by D'Arcy W. Roper III, Class of 1967. The material belonged to his grandfather, Class of 1898, his father, Class of 1940 and himself: --

16 Epitomes: 1896,1897,1898,1899,1936,1937,1938,1939,1940,1964,1965,1966,1967, 1968,1969, and 1970.

40 th Reunion Cane: Class of 1898, D’Arcy W. Roper Program: 68 th Commencement Exercises, 9 June 1936, Charles Garland Roper Reunion Book: “Boom Ra! Boom Ri ’98 Lehigh!”, Class of 1898 40 th Reunion, DWR ’98 Class Book, Lehigh University, June 1898, DWR “Songs of Lehigh University”, 1937, Thorton Allen Co. 2 copies “Lehigh Reflections”, Jim Schafer “Elementary Differential Equations”, Charles Lewis Thornburg, Lehigh University,1914 “That’s A Lot of Bulletin: The Lehigh World According to Ray Armstrong, 1989 “Asa Packer”, Robert C. Cole, 1966 “Asa Packer, A Perspective”, W. Ross Yates, 1983 “Moonshine and Marches from Old South Mountain”, Lehigh University Concert Band,

1963. A 33rpm recording.

Photo Album of Lehigh Postcards and Pictures (approx. 100 images) includes: “Lehigh University” published by Lehigh University Supply Bureau. “Lehigh 1940”, Calendar, E.A. Wright Co. Philadelphia “The Lehigh University Pictorial”, supplement to “Brown and White”, circa 1940 “Lehigh”, white letters on brown felt. Probably from a cigarette pack. Lehigh Pennant (4” x 9”) white letters on brown felt. “Architectural Digest”, Before and After, Feb. 2001 Lehigh Door Plaque, Brass, (5.75” x 4.75”) Lehigh wine bottle stopper, brushed nickel

4 Lehigh bookmarks Lehigh China Pitcher, souvenir, 2.75” tall x 1.75” diameter Assorted Lehigh badges, lapel pins and medallions. Lehigh/Beta Theta Pi Mug, 1940 “The Alumni Memorial Building”, Framed Print (118/650), Martin Bang? 20” x 24” “The Doors of Lehigh”, Framed Print, 23” x 29” “Lehigh, The Best Side of Education”, Framed Print, Rich Ernsting 15” x 18” Lehigh Ginger Jar Table Lamp, 18.5” tall with 6” diameter base. Lehigh Pennant, white letters on brown felt, 20” x 67”, circa 1939, DWR II


  • Creation: 1896 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection housed remotely...

Biographical / Historical

D'Arcy W. Roper I, Class of 1898 (dates) -- D'Arcy W. Roper II, Class of 1940 (dates) -- D'Arcy W. Roper III, Class of 1967 -- D'Arcy Wenworth Roper IV, Class of 1994


6 Linear Feet (4 cartons + 3 frames + 1 cane)

Language of Materials



Lehigh memorabilia including photo albums, framed Lehigh views, yearbooks, Asa Packer biogrpahical publications, etc. donated bu D'Arcy Roper.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by D'Arcy W. Roper III, October 13, 2023.

Related Materials

Lehigh Memorabilia

Separated Materials

Frames, Epitomes, published books... will be shelved with other collections.


D'Arcy W. Roper Lehigh Memorabilia Collection
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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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