Lycoming County Women's History Collection

A COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECT

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 1870-1970.

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.

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Women's Organizations in Lycoming County
1850 – 1950

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Women's Organizations in Lycoming County: 1850-1950 is a comprehensive listing of women's clubs and organizations active in the county over a 100-year period.

It is a work in progress. With the help of our users, we hope to discover more organizations and gather additional information on organizations for which we have found few details.

The goal of this inventory project is to expand and enhance the Lycoming County Women's History Collection by researching and documenting women's clubs and organizations in Lycoming County and hopefully preserving archival material that might otherwise be lost.

The main sources of information are the Williamsport city directories and the local history collections of Lycoming County libraries and historical societies.

If you have information about additional organizations, can help us fill in the blanks, or know the location of any potential archival materials, please contact the project manager at lcwhcmanager@gmail.com.

 

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