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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides

Athletics and Sports History at Lehigh University

Lehigh Band

Lehigh University BandContains clippings and other documents about the Band's activities. -- "Confessions of a band leader. Memoirs of E.E. Ross '08" Edward Earl Ross, Class of 1980.

Lehigh Songs for the Lehigh-Lafayette Game: Lehigh-Lafayette football game songs. Published by the Brown and White (1899?).

Marching 97

History of the Marching 97

Rachel H. Swope. The Marching 97: History of the Finest Band on the East of All Points West. Eckardt Scholars Program Senior Thesis. Lehigh University, 2019.
Detailed history of the Lehigh Band, Marching 97 and their evolution from 1906 to 2019. Includes 10 pages of comprehensive list of references. Extremely helpful resource for learning Lehigh's musical and athletics traditions.

Jonathan Elkus

Jonathan Elkus, composer, teacher, and bassoonist, was born in San Francisco, Ca., in 1931. He served on the faculty of music at Lehigh University from 1957 to 1973. Elkus was praised for his original creations, and innovative Lehigh band formations. Special Collections holds several archival collections that contain his original manuscripts, sound recordings and other documents. These are some works related to Lehigh songs and marches:
Moonshine and Marches: from Old South Mountain - (sound recording)
Gryphons, Grades and the Unholy Grail - (Typescript of a lecture)

Jonathan Elkus - (Vertical File contains press releases, clippings and resume)