John Englert Collection

John F Englert Collection

The collection houses digital materials of local interest. John Englert was an educator, historian and an enthusiastic library supporter. He was instrumental in the building of the current Ford City Public Library. His vision and hard work helped make the library a vibrant centerpiece of the town. The library honors Mr. Englert annually with a fine-forgiveness event on his birthday, December 3rd. 

The digital collection is found in the southeast corner of Ford City Public Library, farthest from the front door. It is shelved with the reference and local history/interest materials. Digital materials will circulate to members in good standing. All digital materials can be read, viewed or listened to in the library and online. Copies of oral history recordings may be purchased for a small fee. 


Great Depression and WWII Project: An Oral History