Administration Building, International Correspondence School, Scranton, PA, 1910.
flipFlip to Thomas J. Foster, Founder of the World Schoolhouse, the International Correspondence Schools, 1905.
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Credit: Courtesy of Millersville University, Helen A. Ganser Library, Archives and Special Collections

The brainchild of Thomas Foster, the International Correspondence School grew into the largest mail order educational outlet in the country. Originally targeting miners and other day labors who sought practical educational skills to improve their employment, the school became a major economic force in Scranton.

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