A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture
Featuring the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company Collection
September 15–December 5, 2009
The University Museum at IUP
Public Reception: September 19, 2009
The University Museum, in cooperation with IUP Special Collections and University Archives, presents “A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture Featuring the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company Collection.” The exhibit opens to the public on September 15, 2009.
Mining memorabilia, mine maps, photographs, blueprints for company towns, and other historical materials illustrate R&P Coal Company operations, miners’ work underground, and life in the region’s coal patches. From 1881 until its acquisition by Consol Coal Group in 1998, Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company (or R&P, as it was familiarly known) was one of the largest producers of bituminous coal in the United States. The exhibition also features an overview of IUP’s IMAPS program for scanning historical mine maps to preserve them and make digital copies available for current mining operations.
Iselin Company Store cira 1920's