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Lehigh University History

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W. Ross Yates

 

Held by Special Collections, Linderman Library
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Call No.: SC MS 076
3 Boxes, 1.2 linear feet

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Abstract:
The material here includes two separate typescripts of his history of Lehigh University.  The first one, tentatively titled The Story of the Lehigh University: An Intimate History, is very detailed, and includes an index of names mentioned.  (Notes and corrections are from James Mack, who read it). The second typescript more closely resembles the published work, with a lot of the original material omitted. (The introduction is different).  The book, published in 1992 by Lehigh University Press, is titled Lehigh University: A History of Education in Engineering, Business, and the Human Condition.

 

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Special Collections
Linderman Library
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Phone: 610-758 4506
Fax: 610-758 6091
URL: http://www.lehigh.edu/library/speccoll/specialcoll.html

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Repository
Lehigh University, Linderman Library, Special Collections

Creator
W. Ross Yates

Title
Lehigh University History by W. Ross Yates

Restrictions to Access
This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], “Lehigh University History by W. Ross Yates)” SC MS 076, Special Collections, Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

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Biographical Note
W. Ross Yates, born in Corvallis, Oregon, received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from Yale.  He taught political philosophy and related subjects at Kenyon College, the University of Vermont, and Lehigh University, where he served on the faculty for 31 years, nine of them in the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Science.  He is the author of Joseph Wharton: Quaker Industrial Pioneer (Lehigh University Press, 1987), and is editor of and contributor to Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: The First One Hundred Years (1968) and Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: The Golden Years, 1841-1920 (1976).  He has also published articles and poems on his favorite sport, road running.  He lives in McMinnville, Oregon.

Scope and Content Note
The material here includes two separate typescripts of his history of Lehigh University.  The first one, tentatively titled The Story of the Lehigh University: An Intimate History, is very detailed, and includes an index of names mentioned.  (Notes and corrections are from James Mack, who read it). The second typescript more closely resembles the published work, with a lot of the original material omitted. (The introduction is different).  The book, published in 1992 by Lehigh University Press, is titled Lehigh University: A History of Education in Engineering, Business, and the Human Condition.

Organization of the Content
Organization of this collection kept as it was received from the author.

Online Cataloging Terms
a. Personal Subject
Packer, Asa, 1805-1879
Sayre, Robert H. (Robert Heysham), 1824-1907
Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887
Mack, James D. (James Decker) 1916-

b. Corporate Subject
Lehigh University – History.

c. Topical Subject
Education, Higher.

d. Geographical Subject
Bethlehem (Pa.) – History.
Lehigh River Valley (Pa.) – History.

Related Material
Yates, W. Ross. Lehigh University: a history of education in engineering, business, and the human condition. Bethlehem (Pa.), Lehigh University Press: 1992.

Detailed Description of Collection

Box 1: First Chapters

            Folder 1.01  Chapter 1: Asa Packer and the idea of a University
            Folder 1.02  Chapter 2: William Bacon Stevens and the Educational Scene
            Folder 1.03  Chapter 3: Henry Coppée and the Completion of the Design
            Folder 1.04  Chapter 4: The Opening Years
            Folder 1.05  Chapter 5: The Crisis of 1871
            Folder 1.06  Chapter 6: Depression and the Reverend John McDowell Leavitt
            Folder 1.07  Chapter 7: Recovery and Growth
            Folder 1.08  Chapter 8: The Faculty in the 80s
            Folder 1.09  Chapter 9: Campus Life and Alumni in the 80s
            Folder 1.10  Chapter 10: Financial Crisis and Recovery
            Folder 1.11  Chapter 11: Lehigh at the Turn of the Century: I
            Folder 1.12  Chapter 12: Lehigh at the Turn of the Century: II
            Folder 1.13  Chapter 13: Drinker and the Alumni to the Fore
            Folder 1.14  Chapter 14: Civic Service and Educational Policy
            Folder 1.15  Chapter 15: Conservatism, Sports, and War
            Folder 1.16  Part 2--between--
           
Box 2: Part II  The New Lehigh

            Folder 2.01  Chapter 16: Richards and the Ideals of Teaching and Research
            Folder 2.02  Chapter 17: Administration and Finances
            Folder 2.03  Chapter 18: The New Curricula
            Folder 2.04  Chapter 19: "In Loco Parentis"
            Folder 2.05  Chapter 20: The Depression Years
            Folder 2.06  Chapter 21: Sponsored Research and Graduate Education
            Folder 2.07  Chapter 22: Again, War
            Folder 2.08  Chapter 23: Years of the Veteran
            Folder 2.09  Chapter 24: Administration and Physical Development under Whitaker
            Folder 2.10  Chapter 25: Education in Engineering and Physical and Mathematical Sciences in the 1950s
            Folder 2.11  Chapter 26: Business Administration, Education, and the Arts and Sciences
            Folder 2.12  Chapter 27: Centennial and the Neville Years
            Folder 2.13  Chapter 28: The Input of Students: And the Beginnings of the Lewis Administration
            Folder 2.14  Chapter 29: The Governance of the University
            Folder 2.15  Chapter 30: To the End of the Lewis Administration and a Bit Beyond
            Folder 2.16  Epilogue
            Folder 2.17  Index of Names

 

Box 3: Second Manuscript

            Folder 3.01  Introduction
            Folder 3.02  Chapter 1: The Founding
            Folder 3.03  Chapter 2: Settling in: From 1866 to the death of Packer in 1879
            Folder 3.04  Chapter 3: A Railroad University: from the death of Packer to 1899
            Folder 3.05  Chapter 4: End of and Era: from 1899 to 1919
            Folder 3.06  Chapter 5: Launching the New Lehigh: 1919-1935
            Folder 3.07  Chapter 6: Graduate Eduation and Research: 1935-1950
            Folder 3.08  Chapter 7: Lehigh at 100
            Folder 3.09  Chapter 8: Governance of the University
            Folder 3.10  Chapter 9: The University in Society

 

 

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