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Resurrecting lost neighborhoods: Urban renewal and housing segregation in the Lehigh archives

Lehigh Archives and Special Collections Librarian Ilhan Citak convened a panel of Lehigh

Building a future with an eye toward the past: Architecture student gets his hands on history in Special Collections

Vito Scocozzo examines oversized 1886 Scranton, Pa. atlas

In his first week on the job in Lehigh’s Special Collections, Vito Scocozzo ‘19, found himself face to face with a well-worn Edgar Allen Poe book from 1845. His task?

Thu Nov 29 - Shoeless Joe, the Babe & the Steel: The Highly Unlikely 1918 Bethlehem Steel League

Sam Fishburn, Class of 1917 Courtesy of the Steelworkers' Archives

Shoeless Joe, the Babe & the Steel: The Highly Unlikely 1918 Bethlehem Steel League
Thursday, November 29, 12:00 p.m., Linderman 200, The Scheler Humanities Forum

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Special Collections receives gift of the Wolloch family Haggadah

Wolloch family Haggadah

While it is easy to think of Special Collections as a static repository, the collection is constantly growing through new acquisitions and donations to better serve the Lehigh community.

Project to digitize medieval manuscripts reaches halfway point

Writings on astronomy by an anonymous 15th-century Italian author

Lehigh's Special Collections is excited to share the significant progress of the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis digitization project as we pass the midpoint of our three year plan.

Residential Segregation class visits Special Collections

Karen Pooley Class

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Dr. Karen Beck Pooley and her Residential Segregation class (ES/POLS 305/405) held a class with Lehigh’s Special Collections in the Bayer Galleria.

Partners Complete First Year of CLIR Grant to Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

Example image of a medieval text

The first year of the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis (BiblioPhilly) medieval manuscripts digitization endeavor has established the undergirding infrastructure necessary for the project’s success as w

Creating online library exhibits - How do they do that?

Example screenshot of the Omeka site featuring Denis Diderot

Special Collection’s most recent exhibition in Linderman Library, Daring Knowledge: Diderot’s Encyclopédie, is also available in its entirety online.

Daring Knowledge: Diderot’s Encyclopédie Spring 2017 Library Exhibit

Poster advertising the Diderot’s Encyclopédie Spring 2017 Library Exhibit

On display in Linderman Library through the Spring semester are a selection of illustrations drawn from the Encyclopédie; ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopedi

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