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Artifact collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LCA-Artifacts-001
Abstract The collection consists of over 7,000 items presented to or created by Lafayette College relating to College history and school spirit. Student traditions, athletics, and campus events such as reunions, commencements, groundbreakings and building dedications are documented throughout the collection. Artifacts include flags, banners, and pennants; pins, medals, and buttons; trophies and plaques; china, glassware, and metalware; team uniforms and athleticware; collegiate clothing and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1872 - 2020

Assessor's book of Adam Heckman

Identifier: MSS-182
Abstract Adam Heckman was the son of John Adam Heckman, a native of Moore Township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Heckman had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War and married Elizabeth Kreider, daughter of Conrad Kreider of Kreidersville, Pa. He died in 1818 and is buried in Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery in Easton, Pa. The notebook is arranged alphabetically by surname and includes notes on profession, property, and values as recorded for tax assessment in Easton, Pa. Individuals listed in...
Dates: 1818

Association of Black Collegians (ABC) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LCA-RG09-002
Scope and Contents Association of Black Collegians (ABC) records document the founding of the student-led organization, events and programs it sponsored, the establishment of the Black Cultural Center, events, exhibitions, publications produced by members, and affiliate organizations such as NIA, the Brothers of Lafayette, and the Black Women's Support Group at Lafayette College.Early records include a copy of the Black Manifesto, 1969, the original constitution and by-laws, 1970, communications to the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1969 - 2011

Benjamin Mettler Youells collection

Identifier: MSS-180
Abstract Benjamin Mettler Youells (1820-1915) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, son of Robert and Susan Diehl Youells. In 1844, he married Sarah E. Tomer, daughter of Christopher Tomer of Finesville, New Jersey, and together they had nine children, six girls and three boys. Youells is best known for being the owner and proprietor of the Great Museum Barber Shop in downtown Easton. The shop was renowned not only for its barber, but also for its accompanying collection of curiosities. Youells had many...
Dates: 1845 - 1910

Coeducation and Black Experience oral history interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-177
Scope and Contents The Coeducation and Black Experience oral history interviews consist of oral histories documenting the education and life experiences of women and black students at Lafayette College during the transition to coeducation in the 1960s and 1970s. Interviews were conducted with fifty five alumni, faculty, and administrators who witnessed this period of social change on campus. The bulk of the interviews were created from 2002-2004 by Vivienne Felix '03, Kamaka Martin '04, and Amanda Roth '04 as...
Dates: 2002 - 2010

Construction of the Trans-Iranian Railway photograph album

Identifier: MSS-127
Abstract Born in San Francisco in 1901, Crawford supervised the design and purchasing of some 250 kilometers of railroad and the development of the port at Bandar Shapour located on the Persian Gulf. He served as Acting Assistant Chief Engineer and Officer Engineer for the Imperial Railways of Persia. The album documents the experiences of an American engineer in Iran in the decade before World War II, and the contribution of American engineering to Iranian modernization. Begun in 1927 and finished...
Dates: 1930 - 1933

David Bishop Skillman speeches and writings

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MSS-191

David Bishop Skillman (1887-1965) graduated from Lafayette College in 1913. He later worked as a lawyer in private practice in Easton, PA and served as secretary of the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College from 1915 until his retirement in 1957. The speeches and writings are arranged in six folders on the following topics, eulogies, hospitals, Lafayette College, local history, and the Northampton Bar Association.

Dates: 1930 - 1962

Dīvān-i Jāmī [manuscript]

Identifier: MSS-176

Illuminated collection of the poetry of Jāmī with an introduction in prose.

Dates: 1515 - 1516

Ephraim Simonton compositions

 Collection — Box: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-178
Abstract Ephraim Simonton (1822-1905) was a graduate of Lafayette College in 1846. He later entered Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated in 1849. Simonton was ordained in the Newton Presbytery in 1851 and served as a pastor in Danville, New Jersey for 17 years before becoming a teacher in Vienna, New Jersey in 1867. He died in Hackettstown, New Jersey in 1905. The collection consists of 29 student compositions and one letter. Most of the compositions focus on religious studies. Other topics...
Dates: 1842 - 1845

Frederick Starr diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-179
Abstract Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was born in Auburn, New York, one of seven children of the Reverend Frederick Starr, Jr. (1826-1867), a Presbyterian clergyman and abolitionist, and Helen Mills Starr (1827-1925), daughter of Professor Henry Mills of the Auburn Theological Seminary. Starr arrived at Lafayette College in 1880 for his first term junior year, and graduated in 1882 with a Bachelor of Science. Lafayette College later awarded him a Doctor of Science in 1907, and he served as a professor...
Dates: 1880 - 1883

George Runyan photographs from the Philippine-American War

Identifier: MSS-058
Abstract George Runyan photographs from the Philippine-American War include seventy-three photographic prints donated by Runyan to the Kirby Museum of Lafayette College. The Runyan photographs depict U.S. soldiers and ships, specific locations in the Philippines, and casualties of armed conflicts. Cameras were one of many weapons American soldiers wielded during the conflict and photographs helped map the terrain, identify combatants, and document destruction. The photographs had been filed with...
Dates: 1899

James Henry Coffin synopsis of journal and correspondence

 Collection — Container: Box 1, Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-009
Abstract James Henry Coffin (1806-1873), an American mathematician and meteorologist, was born in Williamsburg, MA to Matthew and Betsey (Allen) Coffin. A graduate of Amherst College in 1828, Coffin spent most of his academic career as a professor of mathematics, natural philosophy, and astronomy at Lafayette College from 1846 to 1873. At Lafayette College, he also served as Vice-President (1849-1853), Treasurer (1863-1873), and was instrumental in establishing the college's first and only...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1829 - 1872

James L. Martin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-035
Abstract James L. Martin (December 23, 1934-July 17, 2011) was as a lobbyist with the National Governors Association (NGA) from 1967 until his retirement in 1998. He served as deputy director from 1967 to 1979 and then legislative counsel and director until 1998. Following his retirement, Martin continued to privately consult for the NGA. The papers document the work of a career lobbyist for the National Governors' Association and contain correspondence, memoranda, position papers, background...
Dates: 1957 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999

James P. Crawford teaching and administrative files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-075
Abstract James P. Crawford (1935-2003) earned his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 1957 and joined the Lafayette College mathematics department as an instructor the same year. After numerous promotions and receiving both his masters (1961) and doctorate (1966) from Lehigh University, Crawford was appointed full professor in 1994. He served as the head of the mathematics department from 1985-1991, the resident advisor of McKelvy House from 1967-1974, and faculty advisor to the McKelvy...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1976 - 1991

Joseph Martin account book

 Item — Box: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 3, Folder: MSS 204 Joseph Smith account book
Identifier: MSS-204
Abstract Joseph Martin, was born in Mount Bethel, PA in 1830 and graduated from Lafayette College in 1859. Following college, he was a teacher in Stroudsburg, PA, and later became principal of Easton High School in 1867. He died in 1890. The account book records transactions from 1851 October 10 to 1857 March 18, with sections out of chronological order. The account book primarily concerns monies spent by Joseph Martin while he was a student at Princetown Academy in Easton, PA, between 1851 and 1855,...
Dates: 1851 - 1857

Kirby Museum autograph collection

Identifier: MSS-193
Abstract The Kirby Museum autograph collection was assembled after 1930 by Kirby Professor of Civil Rights Miller Didama Steever at Lafayette College. The collection was displayed in the Kirby Museum in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights where it was utilized for exhibition and instruction. The collecton contains autograph letters of American presidents, heads of governmental agencies, congressmen, governors, generals, writers, and artists as well as those of European political, military and literary...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1821 - 1933

Lafayette College Meteorological Records

 Collection — Container: Lafayette College meteorological records, 1849-1909
Identifier: MSS-070

The Lafayette College Meteorological Records, 1849-1905, contain weather observations initially kept by the Meteorological Association of Lafayette College, beginning with Adam Ramsay McCoy as scribe in 1849. The observations were later continued by Selden Jennings Coffin under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Army Signal Service and its successor, the Weather Bureau.

Dates: 1849 - 1905

Minutes of the Committee of Observation and Inspection of Northampton County (Pa.)

 Item — Box: 1774-1777
Identifier: MSS-172
Scope and Contents Manuscripts minutes, dated 1774-1777, for the Committee of Observation and Inspection of Northampton County. Minutes record political actions, and financial and military matters of the Committee under the leadership of Lewis Gordon and others from December 21, 1774 until its final recorded meeting on August 14, 1777. The Committee was formed in Easton, Pa as a local committee of observation that consisted of an elected representative from each township in Northampton County. The minutes also...
Dates: 1774 - 1777

Nathaniel Reeves Newkirk writings and papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-171
Abstract Nathaniel Reeves Newkirk (1817-1866) graduated from Lafayette College in 1840. He later received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1843 and practiced medicine in New Jersey from 1844 until his death in 1866. The Nathaniel Reeves Newkirk Writings and Papers include his medical and temperance essays and other related writings on the pathology of drunkeness and religious support for medical quackery. While at Lafayette, Newkirk was an active member of the Franklin Literary...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1836-1854

Rabbi Alexander Feinsilver papers

Identifier: MSS-194

Alexander Feinsilver (1910-1987) was a rabbi, peace activist, author of several published books on Judaism, and a public intellectual whose essays were published in magazines and newspapers and presented via radio. The collection contains professional papers, correspondence, and writings from Feinsilver's career as a rabbi and intellectual leader, including copies of daily and weekly sermons delivered between 1937 and 1873 at synagogues in Kentucky, California, and Easton, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1935 - 1976

Richard Sharpless oral history interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-181

Richard Edward Sharpless (1937- ) served as a professor of history at Lafayette College from 1970 to 2003. The collection (1991-1995) contains sound recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by Sharpless, occasionally with the assistance of photographer Martin J. Desht, for an unpublished book project on industrial workers in the Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley.

Dates: 1991 - 1995

Robert B. and Helen Stevenson Meyner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-003
Abstract Robert Baumle Meyner (1908-1990), was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Warren County in the New Jersey Senate from 1948 to 1951 and served as the 44th governor of New Jersey from 1954 to 1962. Helen Day Stevenson Meyner (1929-1997), was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as a U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1975 to 1979. The papers include correspondence, writings and speeches, printed material, memorabilia,...
Dates: 1910 - 1998

Wayne Leibel collection on Lafayette College

Identifier: MSS-188
Abstract Wayne Leibel collection on Lafayette College contains historical materials related to Lafayette College collected by Dr. Wayne Leibel, Professor of Biology. Items in the collection dates from the 1840s to the 1970s and notable materials include autographs of prominent individuals in Lafayette college history, James Madison Porter, William C. Cattell, Francis A. March; prominent figures in the sciences, Louis Agassiz, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Richard Goldschmidt; and ephemera and historical...
Dates: 1845 - 1974

William Baxter Owen papers

 Collection — Container: MSS 093
Identifier: MSS-093

William Baxter Owen (1843-1917) graduated from Lafayette College in 1871. He later served as Adjunct Professor of Greek, Professor of Christian Latin and Greek, and retired as Professor of Latin Language and Literature. The collection includes Owen's mansucript writings on religious and classical themes, correspondence regarding his death, and newsclippings about Owen's published works.

Dates: 1879 - 1920

William Cassady Cattell diaries and notebook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-037
Abstract William Cassady Cattell (1842-1898) was president of Lafayette College from 1863-1883. Cattell also taught during his years as president, serving as Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy. William Cassady Cattell diaries and notebook include nine diaries and one notebook maintained between the years 1856 and 1881. Diaries contain brief entries about travel in the Lehigh Valley, Europe, and Cuba. Also included in these diaries are schedules for Lafayette College activities, notes on...
Dates: 1856 - 1881

William M. Cornwell clippings concerning the Tocks Island Dam Project

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MSS-086
Abstract William M. Cornwell clippings concerning the Tocks Island Dam Project consists of clippings from local newspapers such as the Easton Express Times, the Newark News and the Blairstown Express compiled and donated by William M. Cornwell, Lafayette College class of 1916. The Delaware River Valley suffered massive flooding from several hurricanes in the 1950s. To prevent future flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building a dam at Tocks Island on the Delware River in Warren County,...
Dates: 1942 - 1981