Financial support for the archival phase of this project was provided
by the Scholars-in-Residence Program of the Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission, through a collaborative residency at the Anthracite
Heritage Museum, Scranton. Additional support was provided by the Department
of Geography and the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth.
Data entry assistance was provided by Andre Merel, Trem Stamp and Andy Bendall.
The section of the program that generates the bibliography is partly based on
code originally written by Trem Stamp.
A number of organisations made photographs and other images available and
without their help the project could not have been completed in its present
form. These include the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Luzerne County
Historical Society, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania
State Archives and the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Attorney F. Charles
Petrillo also generously made available a number of rare photographs from
his personal collection.
The following colleagues very kindly reviewed the content and structure of
drafts of this work and a number of their suggestions are being incorporated
as new and expanded versions are progressively released. Responsibility for
any remaining errors of fact or program logic is, of course, my own.
Christopher Baer, Hagley Library
Robert Dructor, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
John Dziak, Greater Pittston Historical Society
Dr. Greg Elmes, Dept. of Geography and Geology, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Dr. Anne Knowles, Dept. of Geography, Middlebury College
Chester Kulesa, Richard Stanislaus and John Fielding, Anthracite Heritage Museum
Mary Ann Moran, Lackawanna Historical Society
Attorney F. Charles Petrillo, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Jesse Teitelbaum, Luzerne County Historical Society
Kenneth Wolensky, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Dr. Robert Wolensky, Dept. of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point