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Manuscript Group 369
ANTHRACITE MUSEUM COMPLEX COLLECTIONS
1896-1964
10 cubic feet


Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Anthracite Museum Complex was created in the 1960s and consists of two museums depicting life in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region. These are Eckley Miners' Village, Eckley, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnace, Scranton. The collections include maps, mine elevations, schematic drawings, photographic negatives, medical records, pay receipts, union dues receipts, and letters relating to anthracite mining in Pennsylvania. These collections are housed at the Anthracite Museum Complex in Scranton.

The collections include maps of the Seneca Colliery and mine workings in the Clark Vein, Pittston City, Luzerne County (1921); a coal vein cross section from Luzerne County (1915); a mining map of Hazleton City (undated); three maps of a mine in the Red Ash Vein in Luzerne County (1920, 1921); and maps of Centralia Colliery, Park Colliery, Middle Coal Field, Beaver Meadow, Hazleton Shaft Colliery, the Coxe Brothers' Hazleton property, and the Spring Mountain Colliery, (1915). Also present are numerous other maps and mine elevations, including Westmoreland Colliery, Franklin Colliery, Seneca Colliery, Maltby Colliery, Harry E. and Forty-Fort Colliery, Dorrance Colliery, Exeter Colliery, William A. Colliery, Olyphant Colliery, Stevens Mine, Austin Mine, and the Scovil's Island Pittston Vein, among others. There is also a 1920 chart showing the correlation between the coal veins mined in various collieries of the Wyoming Valley, a 1936 Susquehanna River Flood Area Map, a 1935 copy of Anthracite Mining Laws of Pennsylvania, a 1914 copy of Practical Shaft Sinking, a 1946 copy of Clay Pipe Engineering Manual, and a 1927 copy of the Goodman Mining Handbook. Also present are:

Patrons who wish to access information in these collections are requested to make an appointment, in advance, by telephoning Richard Stanislaus or John Fielding at 570-963-4845.or email rstanislov@state.pa.us or jfielding@state.pa.us.





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