Penn State University hosts a webpage that provides easy access to Annual Report of Mines from 1870 to 1979.
Isaac Kunkel photographed the Williamstown Colliery in 1860s and documented the birth of a new town.
Schuylkill County was the graveyard of dreams in the 19th century. Failure stalked coal operators at their every move.
Writer Susan Dickinson provided the New York Herald with vivid updates of the 1874 Empire Mine Fire.
"The Avondale Mine Disaster" is a miner's ballad originally recorded by folklorist George Korson in 1946.
The Avondale Mine Disaster of September 6, 1869 killed 108 miners and 2 volunteer rescuers.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" looks at Theodore Roosevelt and the 1902 coal strike.
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
Check out this compiled online list of Schuylkill County mining operations
A Harper's Weekly artist documented work in an anthracite mine in Pennsylvania in 1869.