External Web Sites
The site provides information and links on the geography, people, politics, and economics of the fifty states. The site includes information pertaining to Pennsylvania’s state bird, flag, flower, and much more.
Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository
The service permits the storage and retrieval of digitized collections created by libraries and other entities located throughout Pennsylvania. Primary focus is on collections of interest to the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
This compilation of printed texts traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life.
DigitalPenn features unique primary source materials for teaching, research, and discovery drawn from the Penn Libraries' signature collections or from our collaborations with the Penn community and with cultural heritage institutions. It provides access to important rare books, manuscripts, photographs and multimedia sources.
The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
This collection includes cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs, and leaflets for a multitude of products.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has excellent collections on local and regional history, and offers a manuscript collection renowned for its 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century holdings.
History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library
Over 30,000 photographs illuminate many aspects of the history of the American West. They illustrate Colorado towns and landscape, document the place of mining in the history of Colorado and the West, and show the lives of more than forty Native American tribes living west of the Mississippi River.
Making of America Books
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for Pennsylvania.
This Web portal is the gateway to Pennsylvania state government Web sites and information. The site includes selected resources on federal, county, and local government.
Pennsylvania Historical Association
The Pennsylvania Historical Association promotes interest in Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history and publishes an acclaimed journal, Pennsylvania History, as well as the Pennsylvania History Studies Series, which cover a range of fascinating topics in Pennsylvania's history.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
The museum’s collections and program areas include Archaeology, Community and Domestic Life, Fine Arts, Industry & Technology, Military & Political History, Paleontology and Geology, Popular Culture and Zoology/Botany. Visit the state’s museum page to view online exhibits.
The Pennsylvania State Archives
The Pennsylvania State Archives is an important resource for scholars, historians, genealogists, and the public. Created in 1903 as the Division of Public Records in the State Library, it was combined in 1945 with the State Museum and the Pennsylvania Historical Commission to form the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
The University Libraries’ Digital Collections
The University Libraries' Digitized Collections, close to 100 in all, cover a wide range of subject areas, including agriculture, the Civil War era, geology and geography of Pennsylvania, labor history, Pennsylvania history, Penn State history, and political protest. Many of these collections were digitized from holdings in the Special Collections Library.
University Archives Digital Image Collection
The University Archives Digital Image Collection offers an expanding database of over 5,700 digital images of items found in the collections of the University Archives and Records Center.