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There was mechanical engineering education at Lehigh from the very beginning, but it has taken various forms over the first 150 years, as will be seen. This compilation was undertaken at the urging of Chairman Gary Harlow. Several faculty were kind enough to contribute reminiscences to the recent history, extending the material available from the “Brown and White” and Lehigh catalogs. There is no claim of comprehensive thoroughness. Whatever the sources offered that seemed interesting and contributed to a feeling of the flavor of life in the department was included. The arrangement is approximately chronological and the content tends toward gossip at times. I hope readers are kept interested and gain an appreciation of the significant role our department has played on campus from the very beginning, 150 years ago.