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Civil Engineering Works Photograph Collection

Identifier: SC Photo-0020
Abstract The collection of photographs illustrate various types of civil engineering works including the Whipple through truss railroad bridge, Pennsylvania through truss bridge, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges and buttress dams. Among the bridge photographs are included the Brooklyn Bridge, the Firth of Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge and Niagara Falls “Honeymoon” Bridge collapses, the Pecos River railroad trestle bridge and the “Luten Design” reinforced...
Dates: 1879-1984; Majority of material found within 1879-1984

Eric T. Vogel Documents Related to Loewy Hydropress Inc.

Identifier: SC MS 0366

A collection of drawings of large industrial machinery and patents resulting from the refinement and improvement of the machinery manufactured and used by Loewy Hydropress Inc.

Dates: 1950 - 1970

Estate documents of Harry E. Packer

Identifier: SC MS 0040

This collection contains material relating to the settlement of Harry Packer's estate, which was tied in with the settlement of Asa Packer's estate. He was the youngest son of Asa Packer, founder of Lehigh University.

Dates: 1883-1933

General Lafayette’s Tour of the United States

Identifier: SC MS 0124

This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette in August 1884 at New York to his visit to Norfolk, Virginia in October 1824. Among the newspaper articles are five engravings depicting General Lafayette.

Dates: August-October 1824

Lehigh Valley Railroad Documents

Identifier: SC MS 0159

Reflected in this collection is the bureaucracy of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from a train conductor’s view. The collection contains bulletins, supplements to bulletins, correspondence about operation of trains, train fares, schedules of train stations, time tables, conductor’s documentation of passengers’ destinations, tickets issued and material especially about the Black Diamond Express – the LVRR’s most famous train.

Dates: 1870-1981; Majority of material found within 1909-1915

Photo Album of Bridges by G. W. Philips

 Collection — Volume: PHOTO0018.01
Identifier: SC Photo-0018
Abstract The album contains a collection of photographs of six Pennsylvania bridges and several railroad works possibly inspected by G. W. Philips in a period from 1900 to 1930. Perhaps the most well-known Pennsylvania bridge is the multi concrete arch Hyner Bridge over the Susquehanna River near Renovo, Pennsylvania. The Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in New York City is an anomaly among the construction photographs in the album as the only New York bridge. The album is an interesting...
Dates: 1900-1930; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Photograph of Harlem Bridge over Harlem River at Fourth Avenue, New York, Circa 1867-1871

Identifier: SC photo-0021
Abstract John Reid, the acknowledged photographer of this picture, was in his lifetime known as a pioneer photographer of the “Iron Horse” (steam locomotives). He introduced the convention of taking the photographs “from a position just ahead of the smoke box” in the late 1850s. This angle is apparent in this photograph as the 4-4-0 steam locomotive positioned on the Harlem Bridge. The bridge is an example of a Post box-truss type developed by Simeon S. Post in 1863. Based on information printed...
Dates: Circa 1867-1871

Photographs of Construction of Bronx Public Works

Identifier: SC Photo-0005
Abstract The Borough of the Bronx of the City of New York is bound on the south and southwest by the Harlem River, on the west by the Hudson River, on the north by Westchester County and the east by the most westerly reaches of the Long Island Sound and on the south by the East River. In 1898 the Bronx, formerly a part of Westchester County, was incorporated into the City of New York. It is the only New York City borough on the mainland. In 1848, a physical connection was made between the island...
Dates: 1893-1935

Richard Harding Davis Correspondence and Other Documents

Identifier: SC MS 0001
Abstract Richard Harding Davis, 1864-1916, was a student at Lehigh University from 1882-1884. During his stay he wrote many novels and short stories and was a prominent war correspondent during the Spanish-American War (1898). The documents here include letters, telegrams and notes, mostly written by Davis. It is predominantly letters to his publisher, J. Henry Harper, at Harper and Brothers, but also includes other letters to Raymond H. Walters, Lehigh University, a few letters from Rebecca Harding...
Dates: 1887-1916

Ventilation Investigation Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel (Holland Tunnel)

Identifier: SC MS 0118

A detailed pioneering engineering report determining the ventilation criteria for an underwater vehicular tunnel which became known as the Holland Tunnel. At its time of opening in 1927 the Holland Tunnel was known as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

Dates: 1921-1922

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