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 primary source material, 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 the 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 the Snowden Library and the website is hosted by Lycoming College.
THE HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS
Look at selected material from the archives of the Home for the Friendless.
It was through the efforts of a small group of women representing ten churches that the forerunner of the Williamsport Home was founded on November 18, 1872. Read more...
See photographs and listen to stories from the Home for the Friendless here. This website was developed by students in Lynn Estomin's ART 430 class at Lycoming College in the fall of 2011.