Thursday, July 26, 2012

I'm a NEPA Kid!

A new collection as been added to the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives. It is called I'm a NEPA Kid! Funded by a grant from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, it contains video interviews with family members conducted, filmed, and edited by kids. These interviews shed light on Scranton's recent history.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Needed: Hurricane Diane Photos and Memories

We are working on a collection that will document Hurricane Diane which devasted the area in August of 1955, and you can be a part of it.

Do you have photographs?
We will scan the photo, make a digital copy for the archives, and  return the original to you. To submit photos, contact Martina Soden. Phone: 570-348-3000 x3008    Email:

Do you have memories of Hurricane Diane?
We are collecting video histories of people who witnessed the flooding. This is a chance to share your memories. For questions about video interviews, contact Scott Thomas. Phone: 570-207-2379  Email:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Posters of Poetry Readings

The Friends of the Scranton Public Library Series collection in the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives contains images of original posters. The posters were drawn by Carol Gargan, an artist, poet, and retired educator, based on photos of the poets. Thank you to David Elliott who retrieved the posters from his personal archives and to Ms. Gargan who gave us permission to scan them and make them available. This poster is from Robert Creeley's reading which took place on April 13, 1988. These days Carol can be found tending the Kosciuska Healing Garden where East Market Street meets the Lackawanna River in Scranton.