Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Pennsylvania

First compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, these original histories represent difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection of 283 titles are tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.

An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection.

Date Range: 1839-1971
Content: 201,863 pages
Source Library:
Various Pennsylvania libraries


State and local history — in the form of statistics, chronologies and directories — helps researchers better understand the people, places and issues of any area.  For example, these volumes can provide historical perspectives on politics and literature – “Keystone State”, and the “city of brotherly love, Philadelphia” – show how metaphor and myth invent, distort, and hold captive local towns, peoples, and places.  This everyday connection to history is important to researchers, whether they know the area well or are studying the region for the first time. From a curricular standpoint, the study of state and local history provides transferable skills and frames of reference that will apply to the further study and appreciation of history.

County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Pennsylvania provides vivid portraits of people, places and events, putting the state’s local history into current context with the examination of demographic, social and cultural transformations.  Use this collection to support research in areas such as regional studies, social history, genealogy, economics and business.

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