Author Stephen Crane made a visit to a coal mine near Scranton in 1894 for an article in McClure's Magazine.
Interviews with women during the 1900 Coal Strike reveal details of hardship and struggle in the patch towns near Hazleton
A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.
Charles Miner’s description of the mining industry in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley – 1830 (Part One)
Early industrialist and political power broker Charles Miner describes the opportunity for the future of the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Coal Region’s economic woes featured in book: “The Year of Peril: America in 1942”
In Tracy Campbell's 2020 book, the author uses the examples from the anthracite coal fields to show how our national myths about World War II often miss the mark.
A colorized postcard of the West Shenandoah Colliery
This image from Schuylkill County is among the new additions to the Wynning History image collection.
Sketches of the Coal Region from 1877
These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
“Among the Coal Mines” – A trip into the Coal Region in 1877
In the tumultuous year of 1877, a magazine correspondent visited Mauch Chunk to document life in the Coal Region.
Fire at Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County nearly claimed lives – December 1871
On December 1, 1871, the Kalmia Colliery breaker burned to the ground, nearly killing a night crew of workers trapped inside by the fumes.
A colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin
We recently acquired this colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery near Shamokin
Silent film footage of a strip mine operation in Schuylkill County, 1917
A filmmaker recorded silent moving images of a strip mine in operation in Schuylkill County in December 1917.