“Do you know anyone with stories to tell?”: project research for Summer 2011

archived diaries of coal company management

The Lattimer Massacre Project will spend the summer of 2011 doing research in Hazleton. We are planning on looking through historical documents on patchtowns and company management as well as interviewing Hazletonians about coal mining life.  Do you know anybody who might have family stories, photos, documents, interviews, research or opinions about the Lattimer massacre and everyday life during the coal mining days?  Aspects of  life related to Italian, Slavic, Polish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and other immigrant backgrounds and customs. Union history? Striking? Gardening, food and home life? Growing up during or after the coal mining days?

Please contact us through the website or email address of the project. (LattimerMassacreProject@gmail.com) We will be blogging our findings as we go, posting interesting photos, letters, maps and documents that connect to the time and place of the massacre. Stay tuned!

Looking forward to hearing from you!