Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections

Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections

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About Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections

Lehigh University Libraries' Special Collections serves as the repository for the University's collections of rare books and manuscripts as well as for holdings relating to Lehigh's institutional and cultural history. The catalog encompasses over 40,000 volumes, including first editions of English and American literature from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and represents diverse topics such as travel and exploration, natural history, and ornithology. A special focus on the history of science and technology includes an expansive assortment of material related to large-scale construction and the use of iron and steel in industrial life, as well as a collection of classic and seminal works relating to bridge building and design. University materials include official documents and publications of the school administration, papers and publications of faculty members, theses and dissertations composed by graduate students, and memorabilia from the broad spectrum of campus life.

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