Resources to research women’s history in the area

Resources to research women’s history in the area

March is Women’s History Month and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has resources available to aid in your research.

This month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

The Lycoming County Women’s History Collection is an online archive of source material relating to the history of women in Lycoming County.

This collection, all from local archives, includes photographs, correspondence, minute books, diaries, scrapbooks, recipe books, newspaper stories and much more.

The documents highlight the history of local women in volunteer and reform organizations, education, the arts, the workplace and in their private lives. The majority of the materials are from 1850 to 1970.

The James V. Brown Library has a great selection of online resources for local history at https://jvbrown.edu/online-resources/, including the Lycoming County Women’s History Collective.

The National Archives also has a great selection of letters, photographs, film and other sources at https://www.archives.gov/news/topics/womens-history.

There also are more than 2,000 local historical photographs, drawings and images of Lycoming County on the POWER Library digital collections at http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/pjvbl-archi.

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