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Penn State University Libraries

About the Digital Collections

The University Libraries' Digital Collections, close to 100 in all, cover a wide range of subject areas, including agriculture, the Civil War era, geology and geography of Pennsylvania, labor history, Pennsylvania history, Penn State history, and political protest. Many of these collections were digitized from holdings in the Special Collections Library.

Visit our blog, 100 Digital Discoveries, and learn more about the digital collections that we host and promote!

Images from Penn State's Digitized Collections

Explore the Digital Collections

The digital collections hold thousands of fascinating images and documents, from blueprints to bookplates, and from diaries to published academic research. You can start exploring the digital collections by browsing a list of the types of materials they hold and exploring individual collections that hold materials of interest to you.

Conditions of Use and Other Guidance for the Digital Collections

Search Image, Text, and Map Collections

Does not include newspapers, theses or dissertations, journals, or items from Google Books, HathiTrust, Flickr, or YouTube.



Browse Digital Collections by Title

Browse an alphabetical list of our digital collections.

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Browse Digital Collections by Subject

Find digital collections related to your research subject.

Card catalogue in Pattee Library

Browse Content from Penn State's Special Collections on Flickr and YouTube

Penn State's Special Collections Library makes some content from their collections available through their Flickr and YouTube pages. On those pages you will find images of Pennsylvania bridges, bookplates, theatre lighting drawings, posters, videos of Fred Waring's show, Penn State children's programming, recordings of college fight songs, and much more. and icons psu collections on youtubepsu photo set on flickr