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.





A Stitch In Time

Image of Flora Herdic

Edith and Emma Faulstich worked together as weavers at Stearns silk mill. Edith entered the mill in 1900, followed by Emma in 1904. © Lycoming County Historical Society

A Stitch In Time features the stories of women who worked in textile mills and garment factories in central Pennsylvania. Historic photographs, animation, a local map and timeline, and a timeline of global events place their experiences in the broader history of the textile industry. The site, designed by Lynn Estomin, is not intended to be a comprehensive history of the textile industry locally or globally; instead it provides a glimpse into a specific time and place.