Lycoming County Women's History Collection


The Lycoming County Women’s History Collection is an online archive of source material relating to the history of women in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. 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 the time period 1850-1970.

The project is a cooperative effort of Lycoming College Snowden Library, the James V. Brown Library, the Lycoming County Historical Society, and Pennsylvania College of Technology Madigan Library. Other partners include the Williamsport Home, the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, and the YWCA of Northcentral PA.   

The project is directed by Snowden Library and the website is hosted by Lycoming College.




If you would like to support the Lycoming County Women's History Collection, you can donate online:





Voices of the YWCA: Presented by Mary Sieminski and Janet Hurlbert, March 11, 2 p.m. at the YWCA

Mary and Janet both have a wealth of knowledge regarding women's history in Lycoming County. They are the perfect fit to share stories about the female leaders who impacted the community through the YWCA. Refreshments will be provided.

Read Janet Hurlbert’s YWCA stories originally published in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

A Woman’s Place is in the Y: The Beginning of the YWCA in Williamsport
by Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 9, 2015 

A Woman’s place is in the Y: First years at 815 W. Fourth St.
by Janet McNeil Hulbert
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, February 14, 2016 

A woman’s place is in the YWCA: The World War II years
by Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 12, 2016

Sarah Elizabeth Fulton Heiney: Second mother to hundreds of young women
by Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 14, 2017

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