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Special Collections: Environmental History

A guide to resources related to environmental history that are housed in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

Environmental DIsasters

Robert J. Brennan papers

This collection documents mine reclamation projects in Pennsylvania through materials created and kept by Robert J. Brennan, Supervisory Mining Engineer, Office of Surface Mining (US. Interior Department, Bureau of Mines), Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Brennan was lead engineer for monitoring and controlling the Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire and mine fire evaluation. The collection consists of personal papers and mine engineering records including field notebooks, professional mining literature, photographs, slides, and mine engineering field survey maps.