Research Resources

resizedimage280223-IMG0435 This list of links is designed to help students and their teachers navigate through the wide variety of valuable research resources available  in many local and state history collections.  Every effort is made to ensure this list is current; some sites, however, may be temporarily down or go out of service unexpectedly.

Historical Societies:

Bucks County Historical Society

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chester County Historical Society

Cumberland County Historical Society

Hermitage Historical Society

Historical Society of Berks County

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County Historical Society

Lancaster County Historical Society 

Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society

Lenni Lenape Historical Society and Museum of Indian Culture

Lycoming County Historical Society

Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association

Valley Forge Historical Society

York County Heritage Trust

Historical Institutions:

American Philosophical Society Library 

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Library Company of Philadelphia 

National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)

Pennsylvania Digital State Archives – ARIAS

Pennsylvania State Archives

Shippensburg University Fashion Archives Museum

State Library of Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Temple University Libraries 

 U.S. Army Military History Institute

University Libraries at Penn State

University of Pennsylvania Special Collections

Army Heritage and Education Center

Cliveden

Erie Maritime Museum

GlenCairn Museum

Hershey Museum 

Hope Lodge

Independence Seaport Museum

Landis Valley Museum

Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center 

Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life

Mifflinburg Buggy Museum

Mutter Museum of Medical History

National Canal Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum

Pennsbury Manor

Pennsylvania Military Museum

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Steamtown National Historic Site

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Other:

Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Eastern State Penitentiary

National Park Services