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Special Collections: Environmental History

A guide to resources related to environmental history that are housed in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

About this Guide

Earth Day advertisement in Daily Collegian newspaper, April 1970

Environmental History materials in the Special Collections Library

This research guide provides an introduction to rare/unique primary sources and publications related to topics in Environmental History. This is not intended to be comprehensive, but to supply some potential starting points for research related to the history of energy development, environmental concerns and movements, as well as Penn State's history.

Accessing the Special Collections Library

Our collections can be accessed by visiting our reading room, which is open to the public. To view our hours and learn more about planning a visit, please visit our website at:

Researchers interested in environmental history topics are encouraged to look beyond the materials highlighted in this guide.

Most of our archival collections can be searched online using our finding aid database: Single items and published materials can be found by searching our catalog: This search will return results for the entire University Libraries. To narrow the results to just material from Special Collections, click on the "University Park Libraries" option in the left column of the page, then select
"Special Collections Library."