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Re: Blog on State Archives and Repositories

I would be interested in contributing some posts about smaller repositories, such as county historical societies and local museums that store documents and materials.  I did extensive work in several of them for my dissertation, as well as for various projects I have completed since then.  Some of my first thoughts are the Susquehanna County Historical Society in Montrose, the Everhart Museum in Scranton, the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem and the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg.  If these fulfill an area of interest for this project, please contact me.


Kathleen George
Beverly Tomek

Tomek on Kathleen George, 'The Johnstown Girls'

Kathleen George. The Johnstown Girls. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. Illustrations. 348 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4431-7.

Reviewed by Beverly Tomek (University of Houston-Victoria.) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

A Subtle Exploration of Race, Class, and Gender Dynamics in a Gripping Narrative about a “Natural” Disaster