Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections

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About Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections

Lehigh University Special Collections serves as the repository for the University's collections of rare books and manuscripts, and for holdings relating to its own history. It encompasses a rare book collection of over 25,000 volumes, with first editions of English and American literature from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Its strengths include travel and exploration, natural history and ornithology, and works of historical significance in science and technology. Materials relating to the University include documents and publications of the University, papers of faculty members, and memorabilia from the University's history. In addition, Special Collections is the repository for Lehigh theses and dissertations. Holdings in the history of technology concentrate on large scale construction, including a number of classic and seminal works on bridge building and design, and construction with iron and steel. Special Collections also holds manuscripts and personal papers, in addition to papers relating to the University's history.

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