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Using Archives & Manuscripts at Lehigh

Special Collections holds significant resources that include rare books, personal papers, organizational records, posters, photographs, audio recordings, films, videos, artworks, University history collections and other materials which support research on a wide range of topics.

Use this guide to: 

  • learn definitions of basic archival terms;
  • find out how to make arrangements to visit Special Collections, 
  • find out how to locate and access unpublished manuscripts and archival collections; 
  • learn about how to locate and access other archival collections;
  • find out other local archives, libraries, museums and archival repositories

Visiting Special Collections

Contact Us:
Phone: 610-758-4506
Mail: Special Collections, Lehigh University, Linderman Library, 30 Library Drive, Bethlehem PA 18015


Reading Room Hours:
We are located in Room 342 on the third floor of Linderman Library.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed on University holidays.
View Full List of Library Hours


Directions and Parking:
Directions to Linderman Library
Directions Building J, Library Materials Center (LMC)


Research in Special Collections:
Walk-in users are always welcome but please call or email for an appointment. To prepare better for your research visit, please fill this: User Registration Agreement

Request Form:
Researchers with Lehigh user ID can fill a request form to access Special Collections materials: Request Form

Classes, Visits, and Tours:
The Special Collections Department welcomes classes, visits, and tours to discover and use our rich collections. To help us prepare better for your visit, please fill this Class Visit Form

Archives and Special Collections Librarian

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Ilhan Citak
Special Collections
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 library Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015