Library & Archives

Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives
Developed by the Scranton Public Library, the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives (LVDA) make the history of the Lackawanna Valley and surrounding areas accessible to anyone with a computer and Internet connection. Divided into collections based on time periods or themes, LDVA contains high quality images of artifacts that have been collected from a variety of local organizations and individuals. These images can be viewed with great detail and clarity.  The current collections include:

  • “Out of the Wilderness: The Industrialization and Development of the Scranton Area 1850-1865”
  • “History of the Scranton Public Library”
  • “Scranton Christmas Windows”

New collections will soon become available. They include “From Lace Makers to Coal Miners: Life in the Lackawanna Valley 1866-1920,” and “Friends of the Scranton Public Library Poetry Series.”
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This project has been funded by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley and the Willary Foundation.