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33. Laying Down the Tracks

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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

32. Leaving Their Mark: Autographs to Inspire

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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

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

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

30. Coal and Canals: Pennsylvania Fuels the Industrial Revolution

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

3. 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...

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

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

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

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

27. Dressing for Success Across Time and Function

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

26. Laboratories Invented and Reinvented

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  This digital exhibit features images of laboratories over time, drawn from Lehigh's Special Collections. Physical exhibition dates: 08/19/2013-12/21/2013

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

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This exhibit showcases a number of our recent acquisitions including rare books about machinery, tools, mathematical instruments, bridges and construction...

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

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

23. The Familiar Dickens, Illustrated and Evaluated

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Many of us feel we know Charles Dickens well – an old friend, author of many classics remembered from childhood...

22. Being Medieval

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An exhibition on what it means to be Medieval as represented by Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by Lehigh University's...

21. In the Spirit of Giving

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Thanks to the generosity of many Friends of Lehigh, including Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, and a myriad of others who...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...