Irwin Marcus (November 19, 1935–March 31, 2016)
was a professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from
1969 to 2005. He earned his BA in
Economics from Penn State University and his MA and PhD in History from Lehigh
University. He was married to Elizabeth Ricketts, professor of history at IUP.
The Irwin M. Marcus
Collection not only represents Marcus’ career as a history professor at IUP
from 1969 to 2005, but also his research into labor history, coal culture, and the
steel industry in western Pennsylvania.
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