Lycoming County Women's History Project


The Lycoming County Women’s History Project 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.




If you would like to support the Lycoming County Women's History Project, you can donate online:




Mercy Cox Ellis 

Mt. Equity, Cox’s home later in life, from the collection of the Lycoming County Historical Society.

Mercy Cox Ellis was a prominent member of the Quaker community in Pennsdale. She was known locally for her kindness and generosity, and a 48 year ministry that took her all over Pennsylvania, to Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and even to northern Canada.

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