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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

Follow Us: Special Collections Social Media Outreach

Historical image of the cover of the South Mountaineer publication

At the recent Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), several sessions were dedicated to the creation, curation, and advertisement of digital collect

Historical Student Publications Digitized

Images of covers of printed copies of historical Lehigh student publications

In 2015, Special Collections was awarded $3,100 by the Lehigh Sesquicentennial Committee to digitize fourteen historical Lehigh student publications dating from the 1870s through the 1970s, contain

Visiting Other Worlds in Special Collections

Class members viewing collection materials in the Bayer Galleria

In July, Lehigh's Special Collections hosted a session devoted to viewing and discussing early modern works about astronomy.

Researching and Digitizing the Scrapbooks of the Lehigh University Art Galleries

Special Collections materials depicting a flyer from early Lehigh University art exhibitions

In my teaching work over the past few years, I have been making extensive use of the resources of the library’s Special Collections division, with the aim of bringing undergraduate art history stud

A Collector’s Passion: Highlights from The Deborah and Alfred Judson Barcan Collection

Poster advertising the "Visual & Verbal" collection display

In the early 1970s, Deborah Barcan first purchased a fine copy of a later reprint of Mark Twain’s A Tramp Abroad as a gift for her husband, Alfred.

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