Letters from War – “Our Battle for Aachen,” 1944

Irvin Schwartz's vivid description in a letter home to Schuylkill County describes the horror of the Battle of Aachen in October 1944.

Letters from War – The first letter from inside Hitler’s crumbling “Third Reich,” October 1944

In his first letter from inside Germany, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz describes interactions with residents of newly occupied Nazi territory.

“Among the Pennsylvania coal-strikers” – A dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike

This dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike eloquently describes the battle lines as the strike entered its pivotal fifth month.