Bethlehem Steel Site's Transformation Related Newspaper Clippings Collected by Cate Cameron
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At the time of this collection assembled, Catherine M. Cameron (1946-2013) was an Associate Professor at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvani. Her husband, John B. Gatewood, was a professor at Lehigh University. Both professors taught anthropology at their respective academic institutions. Together they were Camwood Research Associates at the time of this survey made over a span of years. Dr. Catherine Mary "Cate" Cameron was born in Ontario, Canada acquired her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada and a PhD in Anthropology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1982. For almost 30 years she was a professor at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. beginning in 1983 and a retired professor emerita in 2012. She studied cultural tourism and economic revitalization in Bethlehem and the larger Lehigh Valley area. Dr. Gatewood (born circa 1946) is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. as of 2020. He has his B.A. (1971), M.A. (1974) and PhD (1978) in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He specialized in cognitive anthropology, fisheries, and research methods.
The collection material is contained in three large ring binders. The binders hold assorted formats mostly of newspaper articles, computer generated articles, and handwritten notes. The topics of these articles are of the transformation of southside Bethlehem by Bethlehem Steel Redevelopment, Musikfest* venue, BethWorks Now, Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC, S.O.S. Save Our Steel Museum for a dejected closed down steel mill town into an actively developed tourist area.
The materials are loosely arranged chronologically within each binder.
Material came from Julia Maserjian of LTS, January 2020. She acquired it from Prof. Cameron.
- Bethlehem Steel Corporation
- Lehigh University
- Cedar Crest College
- The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
- Lehigh University Special Collections
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- Eleanor Nothelfer.
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Folder 1: [Collection of newspaper articles] 1987 February 22 "The Lehigh Valley in Transition: Economic trends will alter patterns of life and work" by Ron Devlin and Scott Higham of The Morning Call. 1987 June 18 "LVIP to sell the Lehigh Valley via new video" by Paul Wirth of The Morning Call. 1987 September 16 "Gates: Lehigh Valley could be model for nation" by John Collins, The Globe-Times PLUS, Bethlehem, Pa. p. 7. 1987 September 17 "Bank economists say L.V. is on brink of major growth" by Ray Holton of The Morning Call, p. B9. 1987 September 23 "Economic development is a key mayoral issue" by Rich Harry of The Morning Call, p. B1. 1987 October 22 "Bethlehem Steel official sees growth in Valley" by The Morning Call, p. B11. 1987 November 18 "JPC director, elected officials debate L.V. growth" by Rich Harry of The Morning Call, p. B9. 1997 February 22 "A growth sector in the L.V.: Distribution centers" by Martin Pflieger of the Morning Call, p. C7 1997 March 19 "Union Pacific makes tracks west" by Dan Shope of The Morning Call, front page. 1998 January 18 "Valley's employers say hiring workers getting more difficult" by Wendy Warren of The Morning Call, Front page Business Section 1998 February 12 "City sharens fiscal ax as Steel's taxes fall" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, p. B1. 1998 March 1 "Career landscape ever-changing" by Mariella Savidge of The Morning Call, p. B6. 1999 January 13 "Rail terminal planned for Bethlehem" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, Front page. 1999 April 8 "The redevelopment of Sand Island could take 5 years" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, p. B1, B6. 1999 April 16 "Company applies to clear slag piles" by Daryl Nerl of The Morning Call, p. B1, B6. 1999 June 17 "Landmark hotel plans to reopen in September" [Hotel Bethlehem] by Matt Leedy of The Bethlehem Star. 1999 June 24 "U.S. House approves $2 million for Bethlehem rail hub center" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, p. B1. 1999 August 26 "Bethlehem losing money in devalued properties" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, p. B1. 2000 February 23 "Developer signs up for project" by Joe McDermott of The Morning Call , p. A1&6. 2000 March 29 "Bethlehem projects get $500,000" by Joe McDermott of The Morning Call, p. A1&5. 2000 June 21 "2 proposed street names changed to protect feelings" by Matt Assad of The Morning Call, p. B1. 2000 June 22 "New technology center celebrated" by Daniel Walsh, Bethlehem Star, p. A1&2. 2001 September 7 "New parking garage opens in downtown Bethlehem" by Chuck Ayers of The Morning Call, p. B1 2001 September 14 "Bethlehem planners approve 3rd tech center, mill conversion" by Chuck Ayers of The Morning Call, p. B. 2002 November 3 "On the road again - Lehigh Valley workers relocated south in 1987 when Mack Trucks moved their jobs…" by Dan Shope, The Morning Call. 2002 December 2 "Bethlehem has two standards for historic protection" by Stephen Antalics, The Morning Call, p. A11 2003 June 26 "Cities, and entire state, need economic stimulus plan" by Ed Pawlowski, The Morning Call. 2003 November 13 "LVIP plans industrial park on former Steel land" by Nicole Radzievich, The Morning Call, Front page. 2003 November 16 "Race for mall mirrored in Colorado" by Kurt Blumenau, The Morning Call, Front page. 2005 November 17 "Stershic sirs things up at Valley visitors bureau" by Jeanne Bonner, The Morning Call. p. D1 & D6. 2005 December 31 "Homer Research Laboratories has only a glorious history to carry on" by Dan Shope, The Morning Call. 2006 January 31 "Jobs return to Valley" by Gregory Karp, The Morning Call. 2006 February 1 "Holiday season disappointed some merchants in Bethlehem" by Daryl Nerl of The Morning Call. 2006 February 5 "Region finishes 2005 flying high" by Gregory Karp of The Morning Call. 2006 March 5 "Allentown mayor to back slots" by Scott Kraus of The Morning Call.