The 50 Year Book of the Class of 1898 describes Victor Records as someone who “enjoys a reputation for hard, conscientious work, and for the most diligent application to duty, the results of which have, at times, been surprising to his classmates.”
A native of Laurel, Delaware, Records was secretary of the Engineering Society, a member of the Lehigh University Christian Association and the Agora while an undergraduate. After earning a degree in civil engineering, he first worked on the construction of the Atlas Cement Works in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Other engineering jobs included work for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the City of Philadelphia. When poor health compelled him to quit the field, he returned home and with his father formed W.T. Records and Son, Flour and Feed Millers. Records first managed sales, credits and collections, but, in 1917, took over the entire firm when his father retired. He sold the business in 1934.
In addition to his business, Records was very active in civic and church affairs in the Laurel area. He served as president of the town council, district library commission, the Church Club of Delaware, and the Layman’s League of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Sussex, County, Delaware. Over the years, Records attended his class reunions and corresponded with members of the Alumni Association. Lehigh was one of three schools to receive scholarship money from his estate.