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HIST 12: History of Pennsylvania

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's HIST 12 taught by Professor Trevor Kase. It includes historical, biographical, contemporary, and popular sources, search tips, and other tools needed to complete several assignments.

Pennsylvania County Resources

This section of the course guide is divided into five different topics relevant for research about the history of Pennsylvania, including the following:

  1. County Histories
  2. Historical Societies, Museums & Archives
  3. Newspapers and Websites
  4. Secondary Sources
  5. Primary Sources

Click on the buttons on the left-hand side of the page to select one of the five resources listed above.  Next, review each page with tabs (at the top of each page) that contain relevant content for six counties surrounding Penn State Harrisburg:  Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties.  Please note that the resources included in this guide (books, newspapers, websites, etc.) are NOT intended to be exhaustive and should be supplemented by other sources.