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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Local Black Community Digital Stories


Look and listen as local African American women (and men) tell their stories.

During the Spring 2016 semester, two Lycoming College professors from diverse educational backgrounds, education professor Dr. Amy Rogers and art professor Lynn Estomin, a group of freshmen from all over the United States, and 15 African American community members from Williamsport came together to create a digital archive of stories documenting the history of the black community of Lycoming County.

Digital storytelling is a specific process combining storytelling with modern-day technology and digital media based on participants’ own experiences and told through their own perspectives. Participants’ voices are recorded and integrated with memorabilia such as photographs, letters, and home videos.

 

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