A writer's visit to the Coal Region and his fascinating, but scathing opinions about what he found - Summer of 1873
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz prepares to leave Europe from the United States, August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz announces to his friends and family that he will be leaving Europe soon and heading for home in Schuylkill County, PA.
Letters from War – Learning of Japan’s surrender at the “GI Olympics” in Nuremberg – August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz learned of the Japanese surrender in August 1945 while at a US Army sporting event in Nuremberg, Germany.
Letters from War – An interview with a First Division newspaper about the French Riviera, August 1945
A newspaper for the US Army's 1st Division interview Sergeant Schwartz about his time Nice, France in 1945.
Letters from War – Returning from a post-war vacation at the French Riviera, August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz describes his return from brief journey to vacation on the French Riviera in the summer of 1945.
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.
“Sever all connection” – A group of Civil War veterans boycotted a Coal Region newspaper in 1883
Civil War veterans in Tower City, PA were infuriated by an insulting story about them in a local newspaper. So they took action.
Letters from War – A letter to the Schwartz family at home in Schuylkill County, August 1944
Irvin Schwartz's letter to his family in Schuylkill County was printed in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in the summer of 1944.
Letters from War – Scenes at a joyous party in liberated Normandy, August 1944
As a French town fell to Irvin Schwartz's 26th Infantry Regiment, he documented the amusing scenes he witnessed among celebrating French civilians.