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Special Collections: State and Local History

Materials about state and local history found within the Special Collections Library.

Additional resources

This research guide provides a sample of the materials available for researchers interested in the history of State College, Centre County, and Pennsylvania. For further information on Pennsylvania businesses and Pennsylvania military history see

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six men in uniform standing in front of a flag

Six Civil War Union officers and flag bearer. The central figure with the amputated leg is James A. Beaver, who was the governor of Pennsylvania from 1886-1891. Pennsylvania State University Archives, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University.