The Reading Room Exhibit Case in Honor of Professor Ron Yoshida, Lehigh University Provost 2000-2004, given with love by Sharon Yoshida
This item, a printed text with manuscript additions, is a passport document for a schooner rigged ship named “Betsy”, associated with the port of Marblehead, Massachusetts. This “ships letter” was issued in four languages under the authorization of President Thomas Jefferson, with his original signature. It serves as a bill of lading for cargo on the “Betsy” had in its hold passing through the customs house in Marblehead when bound for Martinique in the year 1807. Lewis Girdler is listed as master or commander of the “Betsy” on this ship’s letter.
From the Collection of Robert Girdler, ’39 B.S. Gift of Ms. Susan Girdler; Ms. Nancy Girdler Davis; Mr. Robert L. Girdler; and Mr. Louis T. Girdler
William H. Weick.
Deutsche fibel nach der analytisch-synthetischen schreiblesemethode: Für amerikanische schulen. Cincinnati; New York: Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., [c1886].
This German-language primer was inscribed by Amy C. Buss., Jan. 1 1898, Wilbers [sic] School, So. Bethlehem, Pa.
Gift of Brigit Grey
Peak to Peak: Verplanck Colvin and the First Years of the Adirondack Survey. Chestertown, N.Y.: Chester Creek Press, 2010.
Robert Walp’s fine press book, Peak to Peak: Verplanck Colvin and the First Years of the Adirondack Survey, should prove to be of interest to students of graphic design, and also support environmental history.
Gift of R. Donald Walp, ’38 B.S.
Silk Banner, ca. 1900.
This silk banner, attached to a bamboo stick, provides insight into how Lehigh students displayed their school spirit at the end of the 19th century. This fragile textile belonged to Ms. Snarey’s great uncle Carl Edward Maeder, class of 1900.
Gift of Mrs. Jean F. Snarey
Lobby 1: LEPOCO Records.
Special Collections was named the repository for the LEPOCO archives in 2010. LEPOCO, the Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern, is a non-profit citizens group of approximately 1000 members, based in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1965 to oppose the war in Vietnam, LEPOCO's concerns have broadened to include a range of problems that endanger peace and the planet. The collection includes memorabilia preserved from numerous events, newsletters, meeting minutes, and publications. Once processed, the collection will be available for research.
Gift of LEPOCO