Special Collection materials on Centre County, Pennsylvania, include a wide variety of types of documentation that offer many perspectives on the history and culture of the region.
Topographical map of Centre County, Pennsylvania, 1861. Special Collections Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University.
Collections of personal and family papers within Special Collections which relate to the history of Centre County, Pennsylvania, include:
Notable collections of Centre County government and court documents include:
Centre County land patents, indentures, and property deeds are cataloged individually and can be found with a simple keyword search for "Centre County land" in
Other collections of interest include ephemera on businesses and industries, maps, drawings of historic buildings, and digitized coies of the Penn State student-run newspaper The Collegian and the obituaries index from the local newspaper The Centre Daily Times.