Pennsylvania History Guide
The State Library holds an extensive collection of materials for
researching Pennsylvania history – whether it is for a local area, county or a
notable Pennsylvanian. The first stop
would be a quick search of the State Library's online catalog.
Newspapers represent a wonderful resource for local history and our
collections reach back into the 18th century. For more in information about searching
Pennsylvania newspapers either in print or online, check out the Newspaper
Collections for Pennsylvania History
the efforts of educational and historical institutions in Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania history is becoming available on the Internet. The sites on this
page lead to digital records, photographs, histories and scholarly articles.
Library has been a collector of Pennsylvania Government documents from the
beginning of its history. The State Library under a Governor's mandate collects
those documents that are for the general public. This includes reports,
magazines, educational materials, brochures and a whole host of other types of
printed materials. As the world becomes more and more an electronic repository,
links to the electronic versions of these documents are available by looking in
the State Library's online catalog.