These 1938 photographs by Sheldon Dick show a landscape destroyed by mining and the efforts of local residents to survive the Great Depression.
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.
This photograph of Mount Carmel, PA in reveals the physical and economic gloom that hung over the anthracite coal fields during the 1930s.
We recently acquired this colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery near Shamokin
We recently acquired a new image of this Coal Region community in Northumberland County.
James Fuller Queen sketched Shamokin at a key moment in the history of the Northumberland County community.
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.