Over the years, our curator has assembled a huge collection of files containing articles, photos and original materials that have carefully placed in folders into six drawers, in two file cabinets, in the reference room.
Each drawer is sorted under these categories, where files of similar topics have been placed:
1. COAL MINING (local, Pennsylvania, general)
2. COALPORT & IRVONA BOROUGHS
3. BECCARIA, READE AND WHITE TOWNSHIPS; GLENDALE VALLEY
4. GENEALOGY: Local family trees and surname files
5. GENEALOGY II: ‘How to’ files
6. COAL MUSEUM FILES; MISCELLANEOUS articles