J. Mark Frey and
Chinese Students at Lehigh University
Held by Special Collections, Linderman Library
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
Call No.: SC MS 0068
1 box, 0.5 linear feet
Collection of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings gathered by J. Mark Frey, related to Lehigh University, Lehigh YMCA and Chinese students, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Frey was the secretary of Lehigh YMCA and involved with Americanization and naturalization classes for Bethlehem Steel’s immigrant workers.
The collection, donated by his daughter, Carolyn Kenworthy, in 1991, provides valuable picture of one aspect of life at Lehigh University in the early 20th Century.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
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Donated by Carolyn Kenworthy.
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Jacob Mark Frey was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania in 1880 and died in 1958. From 1915-1920 he was the General Secretary of the YMCA at Lehigh University. His duties (identified from the documents in the collection) included a weekly class on Christianity with the Chinese students at Lehigh and “Americanization” classes with immigrants employed by Bethlehem Steel Co., which were taught at the Quinn School in South Bethlehem to assist them in their new citizenship.
Newspaper article: “How They Make Citizens in South Bethlehem”. Philadelphia North American or The North American (Philadelphia). Sunday May 20, 1917
Scope and Content Note
The collection of letters, postcards, photographs, books, newspaper clippings gathered by J. Mark Frey, related to Lehigh University, Lehigh YMCA and Chinese students, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Organization of the Content
Letters, postcards, newspapers and clippings are organized in chronological order. Books and photographs cataloged and shelved separately.
Frey, Jacob Mark.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
YMCA of the USA.
Young Men's Christian Association (Lehigh University)
Students, Foreign – China.
Chinese students – Pennsylvania – Bethlehem.
Naturalization – United States.
United States – Emigration and immigration.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Genre index term
Scrapbook of Lehigh YMCA; Young Men’s Christian Association (Lehigh University)
Photographs, prints and books filed separately.
Description of Collection
Box 1: Entire contents
Folder 1.01 Correspondence, reports, and memo book
Folder 1.02 Teaching materials
Folder 1.03 Lehigh University programs, invitations
Folder 1.04 Correspondence from his students
Folder 1.05 Christmas cards and post cards received
Folder 1.06 Petition re Price Hall (Die Alte-Brauerie) 1916
Folder 1.07 “Directory of Foreign Students in USA” 1919
Folder 1.08 Clippings and newspapers
Following material filed separately:
Four pictures of groups of Chinese Students (CX388 and CY136-138)
Four portraits of Chinese Students (F6264-67)
Four group pictures including Mr. Frey (F6268-70 and CX389)
One portrait of Mr. Frey (F6271)
Book: “Allentown, Pennsylvania, illustrated. Published & distributed by the Chamber of Commerce” 1908 (LX A433)
Book about South Bethlehem, 1865-1915 (LX S727)
Lehigh Campus views, ca. 1910 (LX L529)
Five framed prints of LU Campus buildings (hung)Two loose prints of Drown