Browse Exhibits (35 total)

01. Heavenly Spheres: Works in Early Astronomy at Lehigh

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An exhibition of remarkable early astronomical works, featuring first or rare editions by Copernicus, Brahe, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and others.

Physical exhibition dates: 9/15/2003 - 3/15/2004.

02. Dante Club

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This exhibition brings to life the real literary figures who are members of the Dante Club by displaying some of their publications held by Lehigh's libraries.

Physical exhibition dates: 3/15/2004 - 6/30/2004.

03. The 15th Century at Lehigh

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An exhibition of 15th century manuscripts documents changes that took place with the invention of printing (1455) until c.1500.

Physical exhibition dates: 1/3/2003 - 4/30/2003

04. Planet Lehigh: Early Astronomy

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This exhibition contains documents and publications about the minor planet called "Planet Lehigh" discovered in 1909. The exhibition also has information about asteroids generally; the history of astronomy at Lehigh University; and information about the present day astronomy and astrophysics program.

Physical exhibition dates: 11/15/2004 - 3/15/2005

05. John Fritz and His Legacy

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This exhibition is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory addition that houses the Baldwin Universal test machine which is capable of testing the strength of materials up to 5 million pounds. Documents, photographs and artifacts about John Fritz, Fritz Lab and Civil Engineering Department are exhibited.

Physical exhibition dates: 3/15/2005 - 5/2/2005

06. ASA 200: Birthday Books for Asa Packer

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Special Collections is celebrating Lehigh's founder Asa Packer's 200th Birthday by exhibiting six unique artist books that were designed and handbound by Lehigh University students as Graphic Design III class projects called "Asa Packer Book Project".

Physical exhibition dates: 7/22/2005 - 1/17/2006

07. "Cool Thoughts" of Benjamin Franklin: An Exhibition Celebrating his 300th Birthday

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This exhibition celebrates Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday with selection of works from Special Collections authored or printed by Benjamin Franklin.

Physical exhibition dates: 01/17/2006 - 04/15/2006

08. Lehigh's Leaves of Grass

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This online exhibition is part of Lehigh University's celebration of the 150th anniversary of publication of Leaves of Grass. The exhibition brings together major editions of Leaves of Grass from Special Collections' holdings.

Online exhibition only. A small selection is on display in Zoellner Arts Center.

09. Photo Story Lehigh 1915-1919

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This exhibition features selected photographs from Howard David Ginder's album that contains 206 original printed photographs taken during his years at Lehigh, 1915-1919.

Physical exhibition dates: 4/15/2006-9/30/2006

10. Linderman: Looking Back... Looking Ahead

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A selection of photographs and documents from Lehigh Archives featuring the Linderman Library's transformation from the 19th century pioneer library to a 21st century Humanities Center.

Physical exhibition dates: 3/19/2007 - 4/10/2007

11. Home to Roost: Ornithological Collections at Lehigh University

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An exhibition that features selections from Lehigh's Ornithology books including Audubon, Catesby, Gould, Wilson and others.

Physical exhibition dates: 5/10/2007-2/2/2008

12. The Dalai Lama Visit

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama will come to Lehigh University in July 2008 for an historic series of teachings sponsored by the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Washington, N.J., in collaboration with the university. In commemoration of this momentous occasion, Special Collections has prepared a small exhibit in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Physical exhibition dates: 10/10/2007 - 08/30/2008

13. Cartographic Perspectives: From the New World to Your World

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Linderman Library opens a door on the world through its exhibit of cartographic materials from Lehigh's collections. The show features maps of the New World and early world maps, Lehigh University and Bethlehem, Western exploration, and more. Lehigh faculty and students frame this rich collection by providing their own "cartographic perspective" on how to map the world and why maps matter.

Physical exhibition dates: 2/21/2008 - 6/30/2008

14. How to Become an Engineer: Toys, Tools and Technology

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This exhibition on the history of engineering education is featuring civil engineering toys, tools and technological innovations.

Physical exhibition dates: 8/15/2008 - 1/15/2009

15. Lehigh's "Lincolniana"

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Special Collections is honoring President Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday with a collection of materials from Lehigh University Libraries. In Bayer Galleria Linderman Library 3rd Floor.

Physical exhibition dates: 2/15/2009 - 6/30/2009

16. Charles Darwin at 200

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An exhibition featuring works from Lehigh's premier Darwin collection.

Physical exhibition dates: 2/15/2009 - 6/30/2009

17. Limited Editions Club: A Pairing of Art and Literature

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This exhibition includes classics from antiquity, children's favorites, and fine literature produced by The Limited Editions Club whose works have been illustrated by extraordinary artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and so on.

Physical exhibition dates: 8/12/2009 - 12/12/2009

18. The Royal Society and the Origins of Scientific Communication

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This exhibit commemorates the founding of the Royal Society in 1660 and highlights recent developments that are transforming scientific communications once again. Some of the highlights of the exhibition are the articles published in the Philosophical Transactions by Isaac Newton, Captain James Cook, Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Hawking. Visitors can also explore Lehigh's role in research and scholarly publishing through the selections from 1870s to 1930s.

Physical exhibition dates: 1/22/2010-5/26/2010

19. Environmental STEPS: Environmental Education and Action at Lehigh University

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An exhibition commemorating the opening of the STEPS building by looking back at environmental education and developments at Lehigh University.

Physical exhibition dates: 08/26/2010-12/17/2010

20. The American Environment through Travelers' Eyes

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"The American Environment through Travelers' Eyes", the new Linderman Library exhibit, opens on February 9, 2011. The exhibit, which follows on the heels of "Environmental STEPS: Environmental Education and Action at Lehigh", is part of a celebration of library resources in environmental history planned to commemorate the opening of the new STEPS building. The exhibit, which is on display throughout Linderman, features travel associated with specific modes of transportation, such as the automobile, trains, and ships in the Caf Gallery. Exhibition space on the first floor displays important works in both North and South American travel. The Bayer Galleria on the third floor will display examples of travel undertaken by Lehigh faculty, staff, and students. Material will detail educational field trips, as well as travel motivated by scientific exploration and discovery. Please also visit the Parents' Gallery on the fourth floor to view a selection of contemporary works.

Physical exhibition dates: 02/09/2011-07/01/2011