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Courses weren't the only thing that moved remote. Meet four students who took their jobs with them.

Lehigh University Special Collections student employees

Student employees make up an essential part of LTS operations, holding positions in areas such as technology support, lending services, Special Collections, information security, and more.

Collecting COVID-19: Call for submissions

Collecting COVID-19

Moments of crisis are of particular historical interest and often disclose important information about our shared society and values.

New Special Collections exhibit asks ‘Is it worth keeping?’

Is it worth keeping?

Special Collections announces its spring exhibit, “Worth Keeping: Preserving the Past / Informing the Future.” Inspired by the title of an 1890s Atlantic City directory, this exhibit is intended to

Freedom from slavery, freedom to read: Students experience the past through artifacts of history

Freedom from slavery, freedom to read -- Students experience the past through artifacts of history

Lehigh’s Special Collections brings its unique and fascinating rare books and materials to the classroom, offering undergraduates and graduates unforgettable learning experiences using cuneifor

Lehigh Brown and White newspaper archive moves to new platform

Lehigh University Brown and White newspaper digital archive

One of the biggest challenges digital libraries face isn't what happens before and during digitization, but what happens after.

Brown & White scavenger hunt among three new Special Collections 5x10 events

Lehigh Libraries' Special Collections is offering three new Creative Curiosity 5x10 events this semester.

Special Collections experience pays dividends for Lehigh junior at PA Dept of Revenue internship

PA State Attorney General Josh Shapiro with Wilberto Sicard '20

The author is guest writer Wilberto (Berto) Sicard '20, an Africana Studies student and Special Collections assistant, pictured right with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

In Spring 2019, I was deep in the process of applying to several internships and came upon two competitive government internships in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state’s capital and seat of government. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives sponsored the first internship, which consisted of working as an Archives Intern and performing the work of describing, preserving, and organizing the history of the House. The second internship was offered by the James A. Finnegan Foundation and required an essay competition. Following the essay competition, the Foundation selected between four to eight winners who were then assigned to a 10-week paid position within the state government. Additionally, the program featured weekly lunches with key Pennsylvania cabinet members and officials.

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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