Midway through the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC) Andrew W. Mellon foundation grant, the staff at Digital Scholarship Services are proud to launch the LVEHC Digital Archive.  The archive, which will remain in progress until the grant ends in June 2021, represents collection-building efforts at Lehigh Valley public libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and college campuses.

The landing page of a website featuring explanatory text and four historic images

The landing page of the LVEHC Digital Archive

The range of materials collected in the archive will include oral histories, family photographs, business documents, historic maps, ephemera, material objects, and other primary source materials that document diverse ethnic and immigrant communities, emergent economies in the de-industrial era, relationships between culture and the environment, and other topics.

Event program featuring an image of a woman's face

The cover image of an Easton, PA NAACP debutante ball program from 1970, featured in the LVEHC Digital Archive.

The archive provides primary sources for educators, scholars, students, and others who wish to explore transformations of the past half-century in the Lehigh Valley.  To learn more about collection-building efforts as well as other LVEHC projects taking place across the Lehigh Valley, visit LVEHC in the News or subscribe to the LVEHC newsletter.