Monday, December 31, 2012

Upcoming collection: Community Medical Center

The Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives team are super excited about the launch of a new collection this winter.  It's an archive of the Community Medical Center from its origins as Hahnemann Hospital to almost current times. There are going to be scrapbooks, photos, graduation programs, and other items relating to the history of the hospital.  We plan to have this collection available online in mid February so stay tuned for this wonderful collection.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Scranton Christmas Windows

Now is the perfect time to visit the Scranton Christmas Windows collection in the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives.In 2009 Gene Giancini was cleaning out a building on the West Side of Scranton. His family had operated a business in the building for 60 years, and he was in the process of selling it. He found, stacked in the corner, old photos of Christmas window displays from Household Outfitting Company, 306-314 Lackawanna Ave. The entire collection appears in the LVDA.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Pennsylvania Guardsman

The Pennsylvania Guardsmen was a magazine published about the Pennsylvania National Guard. This periodical contained stories about the Guard and what they were doing at the time. This issue released in the Fall of 1955 focused on the National Guard deployed in Northeast Pennsylvania after Hurricane Diane.  The magazine features photographs of the disaster along with the story behind it.  If your interested in the National Guard the whole magazine was scanned in our digital archive.