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Lehigh Univeristy - Linderman Library

CPC Catalog > Organization: Lehigh Univeristy - Linderman Library

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30 Library Drive
Asa Packer Campus
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Description:

Lehigh University has three major facilities, the Linderman Library and the Fairchild-Martindale Library. The Lehigh University library collection comprises over one million volumes and subscriptions to more than 25,000 periodicals, most of them in electronic format. A third facility, the Library Materials Center, is located on the Moutaintop Campus.

The historic Linderman Library, extensive renovated, is a laboratory and showcase for humanities programs and collections, as well as an intellectual center for the campus at large. The 1878 high Victorian rotunda and the 1929 grand reading room were retained in all their magnificence. Among the new features are: four seminar rooms, a computer classroom, a quiet study space, five group studies, a cafe, and wireless throughout. Linderman houses books and journals in the humanities and Lehigh’s impressive collection of rare books including Darwin’s Origin of Species and James John Audubon’s four volume elephant folio edition of Birds of America. Twelve digital library projects highlight various aspects of the collection, ranging from “Digital Bridges” (books on 19th century bridge construction) to “Beyond Steel” (materials examining the social and cultural impact of the Lehigh Valley’s industrial past).

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Collections:
Calvin Coolidge to Gilbert E. Doan, 19 December 1930
Chester A. Arthur to John Hoey, 7 September 1883
Grover Cleveland to Hon. Alex R. [Botulur], 2 Sept. 1887
William H. Taft to Henry Drinker, 27 July 1912

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Calvin Coolidge to Gilbert E. Doan, 19 December 1930

Written from Northampton, Mass. to Gilbert E. Doan, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn. Coolidge writes that he once attended a town celebration in Cape Cod where he met many members of the Doan Family. Like most of the other families, "I note you have gone away to help other people" and he wishes him success. Coolidge had a long political career, serving in the state senate, then as lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts (1916-18), later as Governor (1919-20), then as Harding's Vice President (1921-23), and as 30th President of the United States after Harding's death (1923-29).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/919622541

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Chester A. Arthur to John Hoey, 7 September 1883

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886 to John Hoey, Long Branch, New Jersey-September 7, 1883. Handwritten copy of a telegram. Written on a letterhead "Telegram; Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C. Arthur thanks Hoey for his telegram in regards to Hugh, and expresses that he is "glad to know from your message & the papers, that he is not so seriously injured as was feared. He sends his warm regards and wishes for a steady recovery, closing by thanking Hoey for his kind invitation which he will accept if he is able. The letter was written during Arthur's term as the 21st President of the United States; he served as Garfield's Vice President and assumed the presidency himself upon Garfield's death in September 1881, serving until March 1885.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/919622327

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1 leaf

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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Grover Cleveland to Hon. Alex R. [Botulur], 2 Sept. 1887

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Letter to Hon. Alex R. [Botulur?] Pardon Clerk, September 2, 1887. Cleveland wishes a pardon to be prepared for William Mills on the grounds that his "time has substantially expired" and his "conduct in prison has been good" and he has become totally blind and infirm. The managers of the prison and those connected with his trial have also endorsed the pardon. At the time this letter was written, Cleveland had married the summer before (the only President to do so in office) and in December would ask Congress to reduce high protective tariffs, a move which may have cost him the next election which he lost to Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland went on to be elected again in 1892, serving effectively as the 22nd and 24th Presidents (1885-1889, 1893-1897). Prior to assuming the Presidency, he served as mayor of Buffalo and then Governor of New York; he was the first Democrat to be elected after the Civil War. The letter is written on Executive Mansion letterhead. 

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/919622351

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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William H. Taft to Henry Drinker, 27 July 1912

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. [Letter] 1912 July 27, Washington (D.C.) [to] Henry Drinker, Bethlehem (PA) / W.H. Taft [William Howard Taft]. Taft responds to Drinker's letter regarding the implementation of tolls for ships using the Panama Canal. Taft explains that "owning the canal and paying for it as we do, we have the right and power, if we choose, to discriminate in favor of our own ships. He states that he would rather begin by charging tolls, experiment with the rates, and then drop them if necessary. Henry Drinker was President of Lehigh University from 1905-1920. A lawyer and engineer, he was a founder of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. The letter is typed on White House letterhead. See also Drinker's letter in the collection to Taft regarding the Panama Canal toll issue. 

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/919623650

Size
2 pages

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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