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Fayette Instructor Guide

Everything you need to know about the Library and how to use it.

Patchwork Voices Oral History Transcriptions

Over the summer of 2020, a few library staff began assisting the CCHC in transcribing the Patchwork Voices oral histories. The Fayette Library work study students have also started transcriptions, helping the CCHC make the digital files more accessible for research.

If instructors have any interest in having students transcribe oral histories for a project or class, feel free to reach out to Amanda Peters at 724-430-4160 or and she will help introduce you and your class to the online transcription software and process.

The CCHC would love to see faculty and student involvement and they have plenty of oral histories to transcribe.


The CCHC is extending an invitation for faculty, staff, and students to collaborate. We are open to ideas and finding ways to explore not only coal mining, but industry in general, community, heritage, and other topics.

Collaboration can look like:

  • Canary themes - Dr. Jay Precht wrote the November 2020 Canary for Native American Indian Heritage Month
  • Class projects
  • 3D printing mining technology for exhibits
  • Food history

Contact Abby Tancin at 724-430-4160 or, if you have an idea!

Exhibit Case Reservations

We welcome use of the exhibit case on the upper level of the Library. If you have an interest in creating an exhibit and displaying it in the Library, please fill out the Google form below to reserve the case. The exhibit case is available for students, staff, and faculty. We welcome ideas and collaboration with the Library and the Coal and Coke Heritage Center.

Exhibit Case

The exhibit case is currently reserved for the following:

  • February 2021 - Multicultural Student Association
  • April 6-June 31, 2021 - West Overton Museum Collaboration