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Coal Culture Projects

6 Mile Run

The following images and resources document the lives of western Pennsylvania coal miners and their families in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Special thanks goes to Eileen Mountjoy for her thorough essays on Pennsylvania coal culture, for processing MG 94: The Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company Media Collection (pdf), and for her book Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company: The First One Hundred Years.

Resources

Miners

Collections

Search Manuscript Collections housed in the Special Collections and University Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The following manuscript collections document coal mining history in western Pennsylvania from the perspective of the coal miner, company, and union.

  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Stapleton Library, Room 302
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3039
  • Fax: 724-357-4891
  • Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed