Mailbox features classified advertisements related to Pennsylvania history.

Photographs, memorabilia and artifacts relating to Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania are important resources for the institu­tion’s archives and records center. As part of an ongoing acquisi­tions program the university archives is interested in obtaining objects and documents pertaining to past principals – Albert N. Raub, George P. Beard and James Eldon – of what was originally known as the Central State Normal School. Especially wanted are interior photographs of the original state normal school building, which was completed in 1877 and destroyed by fire in 1888. Infor­mation may be shared with: Dr. Charles R. Kent, University Ar­chivist, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA 17745; telephone (717) 893-2011 or 893-2185.


Copies of A Quiet Boomtown: Jamison City, Pa., 1889-1912, written by Craig A. Newton and James R. Sperry, and published by the Columbia County Historical Society in 1972, are being sought by Dr. Newton, a professor of history at Bloomsburg State University of Pennsylvania. The book recounts the prosperity and peak years of Jamison City, a significant lumber and tannery center in north­eastern Pennsylvania for two decades. Individuals or institutions able to provide duplicate copies of A Quiet Boomtown are asked to write: Craig A. Newton, 547 West Second St., Berwick, PA 18603.


The Italian Festival Music Heritage Society is seeking old man­uscripts of Italian and Italian-American festival music for its ar­chives and research files. Correspondence should be directed to: Edward J. George, 608 Marie St., Glassport, PA 15045.


For the study and exhibition of the decorative arts and cultural artifacts of the Amish in Lancaster County, information is cur­rently being collected on objects produced in the county by the Amish. The decorative arts and heritage of Lancaster County’s Amish will be examined within the time frames of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries (to 1940). Confidentiality re­garding the ownership or location of such objects and artifacts will be assured. The exhibition of such materials, entitled “Lancaster County Amish Decorative Arts,” will open in 1988. Individuals and institutions are encouraged to write: Beverly Greenfield, Her­itage Center of Lancaster County, Penn Square, Box 997, Lancas­ter, PA 17603; or telephone (717) 299-6440.


The Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center (PEHSC), Pittsburgh, is interested in contacting Americans of Yugoslav de­scent to participate in a heritage survey. All responses to the ques­tionnaire are anonymous. The results of the study will be published in a future issue of the Pennsylvania Ethnic Studies News­letter. For additional information regarding the survey, write: Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 4G31 Forbes Quad­rangle, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; or tele­phone (412) 648-7420.


The University of Scranton, founded as St. Thomas College in 1888, will celebrate its centennial next year. To document the origins and development of the Jesuit institution, college researchers are seeking old photographs, drawings, memorabilia, artifacts and objects of buildings, officials, events, sports and various ac­tivities. The college, located in center-city Scranton, occupies a portion of the historic Joseph Hand Scranton Estate Persons able to share materials relating to the history of the institution, either as St. Thomas College or as the University of Scranton, may write: Robert J. Sylvester, Vice President for Development and Public Re­lations, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510; or telephone (717) 961-7661.