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Special Collections: Pennsylvania Business History

Materials about major types of Pennsylvania industries and businesses and their histories found within the Special Collections Library.

Coal and Oil

Special Collections has a variety of primary source materials documenting the daily operations of the coal and oil industries. Collections include both personal papers and business records ranging from correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs, to office files, memoranda, and reports.


mine interior with three miners at work loading sledge.

Miners at work loading sledge, Rossiter, Pennsylvania. Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corporation records, Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University.