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Local Historical Photographs


Lycoming County Photos & Image Archive
Over two thousand (2,000) local historical photographs, drawings and images of Lycoming County, PA. Images are shown in a small version for browsing or as a full size image for detail. Plus you can also search other digital archives collections from Pennsylvania.  Explore the early years of Lycoming County and surrounding areas.

 

Virtual World War II Memorial

In Memory of Our Lycoming County Honored Dead
a permanent virtual monument to the 341 Lycoming County, PA fighting men and women who gave their lives in World War II. Read more about this virtual monument.
Please visit the Photographic Tribute and Monument

 

Lest we Forget: Lycoming County Heroes

This stately, granite monument is formed in the shape of Lycoming County. Inscribed on its face are the names of sixty service men from Lycoming County who died during the Korean War period. It is the purpose of the publication and the online memorial  to provide recognition, details and honor to these heroes, whose names are eternally scribed in this sacred memorial. 

Wonens History CollectionLycoming County Women's History Collection
Williamsport Women: Voices, Images, Actions
1875-1925

Source material related to the history of women in Lycoming County from Lycoming College, the Lycoming County Historical Society, and the J.V. Brown Library. Documents selected highlight the history of local women in volunteer and reform organizations, education, the arts, the workplace, and private lives. The first part of the collection will cover the time period 1875-1925.

Local Historical Newspapers

Sun Gazette NewspaperWilliamsport-Gazette and Bulletin

April 1, 1924 - September 10, 1955 (4,034 issues)

Browse and search using . Google News Archives powerful search engine. Results displays as a digital facsimile of the original newspaper pages. News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods
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Pictured above Wednesday, January 4, 1928 Williamsport  Gazette and Bulletin


Other Historical Newspapers
- Free to use online Collections

FultonHistory.com - this web site is run by Tom Tryniski. He created this in his living room where it still operates in upstate New York. It has grown into one of the largest historic newspaper databases in the world, with over 22 million newspaper pages and still growing. Most of the papers Tryniski has digitized are from New York, but he’s rapidly expanding his coverage to other states as well. He is adding new content at a rate of about a quarter-million pages per month with no plans to slow down.

Chronicling America - Chronicling America is a web site providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, with 5 million newspaper pages and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.

Commercial (Paid services)
Newspaperarchive.com, with 130 million pages. Paid subscription required.
Newspapers.com with 35 million pages. Paid subscription required



Newsfilm Online
"Hours of [British] television news and cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive ... available online in high quality format for teaching, learning and research." Video clips cover 1920s to the present and are searchable or browsable by decade or by topic such as conflicts, disasters, lifestyle, science and technology, sports, and weather. Includes links to related sites. From the British Universities Film & Video Council.