Into the New Century

Always fresh, always ready for new challenges for new centuries… a fundraising brochure cover from 1965, Lehigh’s centennial:

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into the second century

Charter Day of Lehigh University

150 years ago, on the 9th day of February 1866, the charter of the Lehigh University was approved by Andrew Gregg Curtin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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150 Years Ago…

Today, July 27 1865, is the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the Trustees of Lehigh University. The meeting took place in the Sun Inn, Bethlehem. Lehigh officially opened and the first classes were held on September 1, 1866 but this July 27, 1865 meeting has always been considered the beginning of the University. Read more about this date and other Lehigh stories from the “Countdown to 150”

Here is the portion of the page from the Minutes of Board of the Trustees:

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Board of Trustees Minutes of the July 27 1865 Meeting