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 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.

 

 

PRESERVE LOCAL WOMEN'S HISTORY

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Spotlight

Sylvia Bowman Hays: Socialite, genealogist, and librarian

Shown is Sylvia Bowman Hays in her Red Cross Motor Corp uniform in the 1918 photo. 

The Red Cross Motor Corp was formed in January 1918. All female, the women made deliveries, collected used clothing for refugees, and drove ambulances.  They made 271 ambulance calls during the influenza epidemic of 1918.

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