Vol 80, No 6 (2019)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features a 1950 photograph of a strip mine shovel at the Kent Mine #3 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The image is part of Manuscript Group 94 of the Rochester & Pittsburgh (R&P) Coal Company Media Collection, held at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Special Collections and University Archives. R&P was the largest employer in Indiana County before being purchased by CONSOL Energy. The collection contains photographs and interviews documenting the 100-year history of R&P, which was founded in 1881. Manuscript Group 51 includes the coal company’s executive correspondence, employee ledgers, mine maps, and publications. These coal culture resources are the largest donations ever made to the IUP Special Collections and University Archives. A guide to the collection is available at www.lib.iup.edu/depts/speccol/ead/mg94.html.