Welcome to the Digital Archive of the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (https://sites.lafayette.edu/lvehc/). Generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through June 2021, the LVEHC fosters exploration of personal, historical, and community narratives about the past half-century in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania using methods of the humanities and arts.

This archive bears witness to cultural, economic, and demographic changes in the Lehigh Valley during the past half-century.  The range of materials collected here 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. 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.  

The archive is stewarded by the Department of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) at Lafayette College Libraries. DSS takes intellectual property seriously. If you have questions about anything included in the archive, please contact dss@lafayette.edu.