Beyond Steel
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The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project is comprised of the early twentieth-century Sanborn fire insurance maps, Sholes' Directory of the Bethlehems, 1900-1901, 1900-1902 Bethlehem Steel employee lists, a contemporary database of streets, and selected information from the 1900 Census report. The result is a geospatial presentation of turn of the century Bethlehem population and a context for more specialized visualization of workers in the steel industry.

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Partially funded by a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, this project is made possible by the efforts of the following individuals and institutions:

Lehigh University
Library and Technology Services Advisors Partner Institutions
Lauren CoatsAnne K. KnowlesBethlehem Area Public Library
Steve FirtkoRoger SimonHagley Museum and Archives
Julia MaserjianJohn K. SmithHistoric Bethlehem Partnership
Tim McGeary National Canal Museum 
Jeff Remling
Christine Roysdon
Brian Simboli
Rob Weidman
Lehigh University Digital Library
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