Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
Letters from War – Awarded the Bronze Star and wounded in action – 1945
In March 1945, Irvin Schwartz's hometown newspaper published news of his Bronze Star. A week later they shared the news he had been wounded.
Letters from War – Responding to letters from home and commenting on Pine Grove high school basketball – February 1945
Irvin Schwartz comments on the mail he's received from home in Pennsylvania and how letters that have nothing to do with the war were his favorites.
Letters from War – A note from the front lines to a World War I veteran in Pine Grove – February 1945
In a February 1945 letter to Harper Updegrave, Irvin Schwartz stated his intention to join the American Legion once he returned home from war.
In 1842, Irish immigrants in Schuylkill County began an international war of words over slavery in America
In 1842, a group of Irish immigrants in Schuylkill County came together to oppose their countrymen's call for racial equality and an end to slavery in the US.
“For my age I’m doing well” – Charles Kershner remembers his life in Schuylkill County
In the final part of this 1927 interview, Charles Kershner reviews his life, his marriage, and his health as an active 79-year-old Civil War veteran.
Advertisements for businesses in and around Lykens, Pennsylvania – February 1872
These newspaper ads appeared in the Lykens Register in February 1872.
Letters from War – A report about British newspapers in February 1944
As one of the war-time correspondents for the "Press-Herald," Irvin Schwartz described what British newspapers looked like.
On Picket Duty with the 96th Pennsylvania – February 1862
A correspondent from the Pottsville Miners' Journal visits the front line picket post of the 96th Pennsylvania.