Letters from War – Return to the United States delayed by a broken ship propeller, September 1945

A broken down ship becomes all that's standing between Irvin Schwartz and his first visit to the United States since 1943.

Letters from War – Camp San Antonio near Reims, France, September 1945

Sergeant Schwartz writes home to inform his family and friends that he had reentered France on his way home to Pennsylvania.

Letters from War – Beginning the journey home through Germany, September 1945

Sergeant Schwartz begins his slow journey home from war-torn Germany to his hometown in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Interviews with women during the 1900 Coal Strike reveal details of hardship and struggle in the patch towns near Hazleton

A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.

“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 – Checking in with the staff of the Press-Herald from Belgium, September 1944

The young soldier from Pine Grove, PA checked in with his former boss at the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in early fall 1944.

Letters from War – Dining with a French family before returning to the front lines, September 1944

A fascinating letter from Pfc. Irvin Schwartz about dining with a French family after liberation of their town.

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.