We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
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.
Mary Severn – The postmistress of Mahanoy City
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
“Votes for Women” – Coal Region newspaper published a “Women’s Suffrage Edition” in March 1914
On March 18, 1914, the editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader turned over their newspaper to suffragists.
“Her style is incomparable” – Susan Evelyn Dickinson in the Coal Region
Susan Evelyn Dickinson became a powerful writer and commentator on social issues and events in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
An author’s 1840 visit to Schuylkill County focused on natural beauty, growing coal industry
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
“Women will vote strong” – Wilkes-Barre women excited to vote in 1920 presidential election
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.