In celebration of Liberty High School’s 100th graduating class in 2022, the Bethlehem Area Public Library is creating a digital archive of LHS Yearbooks.
“We at BAPL want to give LHS alumni and their families a glimpse into Bethlehem’s past,” says Reference Librarian Matthew Rothfuss, the project’s lead. “By digitizing LHS yearbooks we aim to make the entire Cauldron collection open to all.” Each yearbook will be individually scanned and digitally archived to create a free and accessible local history resource. Unfortunately, the library’s current collection of yearbooks has gaps. “We’re especially looking for yearbooks from 1925-1926, the 1950s, and 1970 – present,” says Rothfuss.
If you have yearbooks to contribute to the archive, please contact Matthew Rothfuss, at email@example.com or 610.867.3761 x 276, BEFORE you make arrangements to drop off materials, to determine if your years are missing or still needed. Yearbook owners may either loan or fully donate to the archive. Donors will be asked to complete a release form and physically drop off yearbooks at the Main library at 11 W. Church Street.