Quaker college students participate in a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes at a Pennsylvania mining community
Pennsylvania United States Date:1938 Duration:5 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes and facilities for a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Opening image shows the book "The Plight of the Bituminous Coal Miner" by Homer Lawrence Morris and Joseph H. Willits. View of farmland and a new mining community from a high hill. Craft work Camp in Pennsylvania. View of a community mining area. Coal elevator building and rows of miner's homes close together in the background. Students help miners build new homes. They work on scaffolding, building walls of homes with stone and mortar. View of lumber piled high and a worker sawing a board. Workers move building materials in wheelbarrows. A stone home with a partially framed roof. A negro student volunteer breaks up rock with a sledge hammer. Volunteers load stone from a nearby quarry onto waiting trucks. Workers slide rocks from a quarry to a waiting team below, who loads rock pieces into a mill that pulverizes the rock and turns it into stone dust that is then carried away for use in the building projects. View of Miners simple, temporary houses. A mining family relaxes on a bench swing in front of a house and children of miners play with a dog. Men framing a temporary home. A woman volunteer paints the exterior of a house.
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