Coal Culture

  • Introduction

    Find images and primary sources that document the lives of Southwestern Pennsylvania miners and their families from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s. 


    Essays written by regional historians including IUP professors, to provide historical context for primary sources.

    Lesson Plans

    Course materials written by IUP professors to incorporate Pennsylvania Coal Culture materials into the classroom.


    A database of Pennsylvania Coal Culture photographs and primary documents.


    Chronology of significant events in Pennsylvania Coal Mining history.


    Bibliographic information including articles and books that offer further insight into the history of Pennsylvania Coal Culture.

    Bar Slope CBC 1930s