Agnes Flood Photographs, 1970-1972, from the Dr. Francis J. Michelini Papers

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Agnes Flood Photographs, 1970-1972, from the Dr. Francis J. Michelini Papers


Hurricane Agnes Flood
Wilkes College
Hurricane Agnes Flood Recovery
Shopping Mall, Edwardsville PA
Gateway Shopping Center
Market Street Bridge
West Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA
Northampton Fire
Forty Fort Cemetery
South Wilkes Barre
Wyoming Valley
Gateway Shopping Center
Wyoming Shopping Center
Kingston Courthouse
Tyburski Fire
Firewood United Methodist Church
Wilkes Barre Housing Authority
United States Housing and Urban Development
Stark Hall
Chase Hall
Bedford Hall
Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts
Eugene S. Farley Library
President's Home
Pickering Dining Hall
Franklin Hall
Physics Department


Series XI: Photographs, 1970-1972, is arranged by call number. This series is organized into two 35mm photo boxes of slides taken by the National Coast Guard and Wilkes College Faculty member and photographer Jim Kozempchak and family. In the April 24th 2017 oral history interview, Dr. Michelini discusses the possible origins of these photographs and poses Kozempchak as a likely source, but in later email exchanges, Dr. Michelini believes the aerial shots were taken by the United States National Coast Guard. Many of the photographs documenting the campus prior to the flood were taken between 1970-1972 before the flood hit. The photographs that document the devastation and recovery efforts were taken in late June-July of 1972. The film was developed in 1975.


The United States National Guard;
Jim Kozempchak and family


1972 June-August


Wilkes College Campus between 1970-1972
Hurricane Agnes Flood devastation of 1972