Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Blair Birdsall Papers
This collection contains the technical and professional documents of consulting engineer Blair Birdsall. Most of the collection are documents pertaining to the multitude of bridges he worked on, including the Golden Gate, Chesapeake Bay, and Brooklyn Bridges, as a consulting engineer or as a design engineer. The collection spans from 1900 to 2002 covering his entire career and also early Steinman Boynton Gronquist & Birdsall and John A. Roebling Sons Engineering companies.
Captain William Herman Wilhelm Journal 1898-1902
This personal journal is an interesting read about battlefield observations of a little known war recently named the Philippine American War which was a result of the better known conflict the Spanish American War. The author of this diary was briefly a student at Lehigh University but graduated from West Point and served with distinction in the U.S. Infantry. He lost his life on the frontlines in the Philippine American War.
Carl Adams Baer Silk Mill Notes 1912-1922
Interesting insight into the workings of textile machinery specifically of local Lehigh Valley silk mills. There were many silk mills in the early 20th century in the Lehigh Valley.
Carl H. Bechhoefer, Class of 1910, Lehigh memorabilia
Class and Reunion memorabilia, and civil engineering service photographs and a notebook (law study and research notes) of Carl Haydn Bechhoefer, Lehigh Class of 1910. Donated by grandnephew, Eric Young.
Charles A. Vinscherer Civil Engineering Notebook
This manuscript describes observations and comparisons of various waterways engineering structures in eastern United States and the Rhineland of Germany. Detailed notations are made about the structures on the Schuylkill Navigation system above Reading, PA and the Louisville – Portland Canal system.
Charles R. Nippert Papers
Materials on Bethlehem Steel (including ephemera, catalogs, technical reports and drawings), Lehigh University (brochures, reports, Alumni Association publications); publications on manufacturing of steel and steel products, Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley municipal maps compiled by Charles R. Nippert, Lehigh Class of 1947, a mechanical engineer at Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Civil Engineering Surveying Notes, 1880-1898
A historical description of Lehigh University’s campus and its relationship to Bethlehem through surveying notes made by the civil engineering students from Sophomore Classes in the 1880s as recorded in this field notebook. The Surveying classes were under the instruction of Professor Charles L. Doolittle, father of poetess Hilda Doolittle. Some of the student notations were made by H. H. McClintic and C. D. Marshall, who would later form the company that built the Panama Canal gates.
Cornelia P. Clark Notebook
This manuscript is fine example of a nineteenth century common place book belong to Cornelia Clark of Newark, New Jersey. The entries date 1821 and 1822. The volume illustrates early nineteenth century script and an insight to the literary interests of the creator who displayed a well-versed knowledge of English literature.
David E. Guise Collection on Bridges
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David N. Showalter, Lehigh University, Class of 1906 Notebooks, Textbooks, and Yearbooks
This collection includes personal notes from Showalter’s classes, along with yearbooks and textbooks.