A newspaper for the US Army's 1st Division interview Sergeant Schwartz about his time Nice, France in 1945.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz goes on vacation to the French resort city of Nice, July 1945
While on a post-war vacation on the French Riviera, Sergeant Schwartz describes the sights, the sounds, and the history of Nice, France.
Letters from War – Celebrating Independence Day 1945 in occupied Germany
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
Letters from War – Sergeant Schwartz discusses his position in the US Army after the war – Summer 1945
In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
A Civil War soldier learns of his brother’s death from typhoid fever – 1863
George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
Photographs show makeshift emergency hospital in Lykens, Pennsylvania during 1918 pandemic
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
“Night of Horrors” – Schuylkill County natives who survived the Johnstown Flood in May 1889
These former residents of the Coal Region faced death as a wall of water smashed the city of Johnstown to splinters on the afternoon of May 31, 1889.
The Gazette: Episode 5 – Farewell Letter
We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s response to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1945
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz shares how he learned the shocking news of President Roosevelt's death in April 1945.
Schuylkill County’s Civil War veterans signed resolutions supporting American entrance into World War I – April 1917
The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.