Browse Exhibits (53 total)

21. In the Spirit of Giving

Thanks to the generosity of many Friends of Lehigh, including Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, and a myriad of others who have supported Special Collections in recent years, Lehigh’s historical collections have grown in size, breadth and uniqueness. We have chosen to highlight those gifts received since Linderman Library reopened following an extensive renovation in 2007, continuing the tradition of filling this magnificent facility with surprising treasures. Special Collections takes this opportunity to give visitors and the Lehigh community a glimpse of many of those recent gifts, perhaps inspiring future generations of donors who may help build the collections.

Physical exhibition dates: 7/29/2011 - 11/4/2011

22. Being Medieval

An exhibition on what it means to be Medieval as represented by Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by Lehigh University's Special Collections and a variety works, both scholastic and popular, which re-interpret "Medieval" and the "Middle Ages" since the eighteenth century.

Physical exhibition dates: 11/15/2011 - 2/1/2012

23. The Familiar Dickens, Illustrated and Evaluated

Many of us feel we know Charles Dickens well – an old friend, author of many classics remembered from childhood – including Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield.  We now celebrate Dickens’s 200th birthday. Testimony to his centuries old popularity is the frequency with which new editions are printed, works staged, and stories filmed.

Physical exhibition dates: 03/22/2012 - 7/16/2012

24. At the Podium: The Speeches of Lee Iacocca, 1978-2011

This exhibit celebrates Lee Iacocca's gift of over 500 annotated speeches presented over the course of thirty years. 

Physical exhibition dates: 07/31/3012 - 12/21/2012

25. What's Old is New and What's New is Old: Recent Additions to Special Collections

This exhibit showcases a number of our recent acquisitions including rare books about machinery, tools, mathematical instruments, bridges and construction as well as Lehigh-related photographs, postcards, and manuscripts.

Physical exhibition dates: 01/11/2013 - 5/21/2013

26. Laboratories Invented and Reinvented


This digital exhibit features images of laboratories over time, drawn from Lehigh's Special Collections.

Physical exhibition dates: 08/19/2013-12/21/2013

27. Dressing for Success Across Time and Function

This digital exhibit features a selection of rare books, magazines, and photographs related to clothing and dress drawn from Lehigh’s Special Collections.

Physical exhibition dates: 01/2014-08/2014

28. American Innovation: A Survey of Adaptive Ingenuity in the United States

This exhibit features a selection of documents and publications of American innovators, inventors, pioneers, and scientists from Lehigh's library collections.

Physical exhibition dates: 08/21/2014-12/19/2014.

29. Revealing Research Collections: Recent Grant-Funded Projects in LTS

 Collections represented include the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company (LCNC) drawings and maps, oral histories relating to Bethlehem Steel, civil engineering archives, and Moravian history. 


Physical exhibition dates: 01/16/2015-06/08/2015

30. Coal and Canals: Pennsylvania Fuels the Industrial Revolution

This exhibit features examples of the approximately 400 drawings and maps held in the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collection.

Physical exhibition dates: 01/16/2015-08/08/2015

31. Hilda Doolittle (H.D.): From Bethlehem and Back Again

This exhibit features documents and memorabilia related to poet Hilda Doolittle and her life in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Presented by guest curator Jenny Hyest.

Physical exhibition dates: 5/20/15-12/8/15

32. Leaving Their Mark: Autographs to Inspire

This exhibit features autographed letters and manuscripts of inspirational individuals, courtesy of Lehigh University Special Collections.

Physical exhibition dates: 8/17/15-12/8/15

33. Laying Down the Tracks

This exhibit features documents and publications about the foundation of Lehigh University and American higher educational system.

Physical exhibition dates: 4/20/16-8/12/16