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 1875-1925.

The project is a cooperative effort of Lycoming College's Snowden Library, the James V. Brown Library, and the Lycoming County Historical Society. 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.





Henrietta Baldy Lyon

Image of Flora Herdic

Henrietta Baldy Lyon. Photograph from Col Thomas Lloyd,
History of Lycoming County (1929)

Local women played an important role in winning women the right to vote and Henrietta Baldy Lyon highlighted that role when she addressed the large celebration held at the Community House in September, 1920, after the 19th amendment was ratified.

Read the rest of the article by Mary Sieminski, published in the Williamsport Women series in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on April 13, 2014.