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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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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:...

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...

22. Being Medieval


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


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


"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


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


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


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


An exhibition featuring works from Lehigh's premier Darwin collection. Physical exhibition dates: 2/15/2009 - 6/30/2009

15. Lehigh's "Lincolniana"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


This exhibition contains documents and publications about the minor planet called "Planet Lehigh" discovered in 1909. The exhibition also has...

03. The 15th Century at Lehigh


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

02. Dante Club


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


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