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Special Collections: Pennsylvania Business History

Materials about major types of Pennsylvania industries and businesses and their histories found within the Special Collections Library.

Lumber and Wood

Special Collections has a variety of primary source materials documenting the daily operations of the lumber and wood industries. These collections include both personal papers and business records ranging from correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs, to office files, memoranda, and reports.

View of lumber mill and yard with steam locomotive and cars on tracks leading to the mill, and men standing on stacks of planed wood next to the railroad tracks.

Lumber mill showing part of the lumber yard and a locomotive. E.W. Rolfe Copybook and Photographs, Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University.