Documents Related to Lehigh University
Centennial Celebrations, 1961-1966
Held by Special Collections
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Phone: 610-758 4506
Fax: 610-758 6091
Call No.: SC MS 0228
2 boxes, 2. 5 linear feet
OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
This collection contains documents related to Lehigh University Centennial celebrations (1961-1966) that includes Centennial Convocation Symposium titled “The Exercise of Men’s Incredible Powers”; Lehigh Development Office Centennial Fund fundraising documents, 100th Birthday; special Centennial issues of newspapers, magazines, various clippings, press releases, memos, correspondence and other publications.
Documents Related to Lehigh University Centennial Celebrations
2 boxes, 2.5 linear feet
Collection materials are in English.
Lehigh University, Linderman Library, Special Collections
Historical / Biographical Note:
Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University was founded by Asa Packer in 1865 to educate young men in technology and liberal arts. Lehigh celebrated its 100th anniversary with a series of events, including a convocation that took place in 1963. Celebration preparations started in 1961 and ended in 1966.
Scope and Contents of the Collection:
The collection divided into four series: Centennial Convocation; Centennial Fund; 100th Birthday and (oversize) publications about Lehigh’s Centennial.
Arrangement of the Collection:
Materials arranged by topic and format, then chronological by date.
Centennial Reunion material in James Niemeyer collection
Asa Packer Centennial Plaque in Packer Family Collection
75th Anniversary and 125th Anniversary publications and documents
Scranton, William W. (Lehigh Collection Vertical File): SC LVF S433
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Collection is open for research.
Please inquire about copyright information.
SUBJECT HEADINGS / INDEXING TERMS
Neville, Harvey A.
Rathbone, Monroe Jackson.
Mack, James D., 1916-
Kennedy, John F., 1917-1963.
Scranton, William W. (Governor of Pennsylvania)
Payrow, H. Gordon (Mayor of Bethlehem)
Lehigh University. Centennial Convocation.
The Brown and White special issue (Spring 1966)
Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (Pa.)
Lehigh University – History
Colleges and universities – Anniversaries.
Genre and Forms:
[Identification of item], Documents Related to Lehigh University Centennial Celebrations, SC MS 0228, Special Collections, Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
FINDING AID INFORMATION
Meghan Finch – inventory started, March 2010
Ali Yeager – inventory list completed – February 2012
Zion Um – Finding aid draft – May 2012
Finding aid revision history:
May 2012 - Finding aid final draft
August 2012 – Finding revised and published
INVENTORY / DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
Series I: Centennial Convocation planning documents
Item 1: Memos to James Mack from Warren Gould (January 23, 1963): Outline of the convocation
Item 2: Memo to Host from Charles W. Brennan- changes to be made for convocation (October 23, 1963)
Item 3: Instructions to James Mack
Item 4: Instructions to Hosts (Lehigh University Centennial Convocation)
Item 5: List of working committees for Lehigh University Centennial Convocation (October 24-25-26)- Arrangements, Citations, Hospitality, Personnel, Publicity and Speakers’ Bureau, Program and Sponsors
Item 6: Arrangements committee Instructions
Item 7: Paper Folder containing- Typescript of the Convocation, Agenda and Descriptions of the Programs
White House telegram from John F. Kennedy to Dr. Harvey A. Neville- Telegram and copies of telegram
Telegram to Dr. Harvey A. Neville from Bill Scranton (Governor of Pennsylvania)
Proclamation by Mayor of Bethlehem, H. Gordon Payrow, Jr. (October 17, 1963)
Item 1: Civic Dinner Program (2)
Item 2: Trustees’ Centennial Dinner Program (2)
Item 3: Keynote Dinner Program (2)
Item 4: Lehigh University Centennial Convocation Symposium Program
Lehigh Alumni Bulletin (October 1963) “The Exercise of Man’s Incredible Powers”
Item 1: Centennial Convocation logo with color sample
Item 2: Invitation to reception and cocktail party prior to the Trustee dinner
Item 3: Civic Dinner Table Assignment
Item 4: Business Card of Wiley J. Millyard
Item 5: Request for dinner From Joseph B. McFadden to Professor J. Mack
Item 6: Invitation to Civic Dinner of the Centennial Convocation
Item 7: Centennial Convocation Tickets
Item 8: Program: The Rare Book Room: A Centennial Exhibition
Item 9: Pamphlet / Program from The Board for Trustees of Lehigh University with participants, the convocation Agenda, How to make reservations
Item 10: The Trustees of Lehigh University pamphlet announcing the convocation participants and the Convocation Program of Events
Item 11: Centennial Convocation Calendar
Item 1: Memo to the Members of the Faculty and Staff, Lehigh University, from the Committee on University Exercises about the Faculty Procession at Centennial Convocation.
Item 2: Newspaper Clipping- “Lehigh University to Honor 13 for Area Community Service, Medals to be Given at Centennial Oct. 26.” Bethlehem Globe- Times. Saturday, October 19, 1963.
Item 3: Newspaper Clipping- “Lehigh Names Faculty as Convocation Hosts.” The Bethlehem Globe- Times. Wednesday, October 16, 1963.
Item 4: Press Release- From Lehigh University Office of Public Information about Nineteen Lehigh University Faculty Members to serve as Hosts to Nineteen International Leaders who will be participants in Lehigh University’s Three-Day Centennial Convocation.
Item 5: Newspaper Clipping- “Ike’s Press Chief Critical of Cuban News ‘Managing’.” The Bethlehem Globe-Times. Saturday, October 26, 1963.
Item 6: Newspaper clipping- “Gen. Taylor Answers Queries on Conflicts.” The Bethlehem Globe- Times. Saturday, October 26, 1963.
Item 7: Newspaper clipping- “Mankind’s Four Needs Outlined by A.T.&T. Chairman.” “Kennedy Commends Convocation Theme.” The Bethlehem Globe-Times. Friday, October 25, 1963.
Item 8: Newspaper clipping- “Peace by Terror ‘Not Bad’, Lord Shawcross is Hopeful.” The Bethlehem Globe-Times. Friday, October 25, 1963.
Item 9: Photocopies of all the newspaper clippings previously mentioned.
Item 1: Centennial Year Extras ideas (April 19, 1965)
Item 2: First draft of the Schedule for the proposed Centennial weekend, submitted by Stephen F. Goldmann
Item 3: Arrangements Committee Instructions
Item 4: List of Centennial Convocation working Committees and members.
The Lamp (Winter 1963, page 1) article about careers in oil industry 1964-2004, by Monroe J. Rathbone, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Oil Company and Lehigh Chairman of the Board of Trustees;
(page 2) “The Central Problem of Our Times” by Emilio G. Collado. The article was adapted from his remarks at Centennial Convocation.
Series II: 100th Birthday Party
Press Releases of 100th Birthday Party
100th Birthday Party Invitations, Lehigh Club of Allentown, Northern New York Lehigh Club, Lehigh Home Club
Press Releases: Lehigh Alumni Club News (100th Birthday parties)
Series III: Centennial Fund
Item 1: Into the Second Century Brochure (September 1965)
Item 2: Into the Next Century (September 1965)
Item 3: Lehigh… a Valley and a University (September 1965)
Item 4: The Bethlehem Globe-Times (Saturday, October 26, 1963) “News Managing, Leaks charged in Lehigh Talk” and other various articles discussing the Talks at Lehigh’s Centennial Convocation
Lehigh University Centennial Fund Program Portfolio of James D. Mack
Advice on getting Prospects to donate/ pledge to the Centennial Fund campaign, Brochures about donations, the Centennial Convocation, Centennial Fund, Lehigh University Centennial Fund Reporter.
Centennial Convocation-Letters addressed to President Harvey Neville
Maxwell D. Taylor
John I. Kirkpatrick
Mary Lou Brien
Joseph B. McFadden
J. N. Corriere
K. G. McKay
Samuel J. Macri
Beauchamp E. Smith
Adolph G. Wuethrich
Harry K. Trend
James C. Hagerty
Walser H. Allen
R. D. Billinger
Kenneth L. Issacs
Arthur H. Dean
Rolland L. Adams
Roger M. Blough
William G. Barthold
Raymond S. Haupert
F. R. Kappel
John J. McCloy
Theodore B. Dolmatch
Muriel and Philip Berman
Lawrence Henry Gipson
Mrs. Raymond Wing
Elmer L. Mack
Rev. Frederick J. Warnecke
John H. Leh
John C. Steers
Helena de S. Couch
John S. Cartwright
Wilbur A. Beck
From L. Richards to Paul H. Franz
From Lord Shawcross to Professor Carey B. Joynt
From Harry K. Trench to Helen de S. Couch
From F.S. Cornell to C.H.H. Weikel
From C.H.H. Weikel to Monroe J. Rathbone
Lehigh University Centennial Fund Reporter (March 1964, September 1964, June 1965, March 1965, June 1966)
Item 1: Lehigh University Publication- Report of the President (1966)
Item 2: Lehigh University Thirty-first Annual Track and Field meet (Saturday, May 8, 1943)
Item 3: “Your Role in the Lehigh Centennial Development Program”
Item 4: Lehigh Alumni Bulletin (May 1961)
Item 5: This Month at Lehigh (July 1961)
Item 6: In the Forefront Brochure
Item 1: Bronze Tablet poster- 1963-1965
Item 2: Bronze Tablet booklet
Item 4: Lehigh University Centennial Development Program Bronze Tablet
Series IV: Publications about Lehigh’s Centennial
Brown and White, Spring 1966, Centennial Issue. (3 copies)
Lehigh University Centennial Convocation Report (Soft Cover)
Lehigh University Centennial Convocation Report (Hard Cover)
The Brown and White, October 22 1963: Convocation Issue 1
The Brown and White, October 25 1963: Convocation Issue 2
The Brown and White, October 29 1963: Convocation Issue 3
Globe Times, October 26, 1963 issue