Pennsylvania and the 1918-1919 Pandemic

Hi all,

Sharing a project that may be of interest.  Library staff who are working remotely during the pandemic have been monitoring reports published in Pennsylvania newspapers about the 1918 pandemic .  Each week a half-dozen articles are selected reflecting the experiences of Pennsylvanians - not just about the pandemic but other issues of the day.   Articles selected for the week of Oct. 6-12 include notices of school closings, discussions of women's suffrage, prohibition, and advice to wear a gas mask  and avoid crowds to ward off the rising influenza threat!

Invitation - Public History Year in Review

Would you like to see your organization or project featured in the Public History Year in Review, updated each fall by public history students at Rutgers-University-Camden?  You are invited to suggest topics for this year's new stories. For each story, the student is required to conduct an interview, and we always hope these contacts will help to cultivate future volunteers or interns. Those who participate will have the opportunity to review the finished text before it is published.

Invitation - Public History Year in Review

Would you like to see your organization or project featured in the Public History Year in Review, updated each fall by public history students at Rutgers-University-Camden?  You are invited to suggest topics for this year's new stories. For each story, the student is required to conduct an interview, and we always hope these contacts will help to cultivate future volunteers or interns. Those who participate will have the opportunity to review the finished text before it is published.

New Book Released on Rural PA LGBTQ+ Community History

A new book that chronicles the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in central Pennsylvania will debut this month. Penn State University Press will release Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community by William Burton with Barry Loveland in June 2020. 

John Brophy - A Pennsylvania Miner's Life

Even though he had impacted the lives of generations of my family who labored in the coal mines of England, and Scotland, and Pennsylvania, John Brophy is the most important labor leader nobody knows. I did not know who he was before I deposited myself in the Catholic University Archives, home of Brophy’s Papers, in 1989.

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