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The Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography
was published irregularly from 1914 to 1967 by the Lewis Publishing Company. Biographies profile thousands of prominent Pennsylvanians who contributed to the development of the Commonwealth in many fields of endeavor. The online version offered by Penn State contains ONLY the volumes of the Encyclopedia known to be in the public domain (the first 14 volumes published before 1923).  Additional volumes are available in the Penn State University Libraries' collection. Search The CAT to determine the location of the print volumes. To locate other libraries that have copies, consult OCLC WorldCat, where you can search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby.

Who's Who in Pennsylvania (1904 and 1908 editions) provide brief biographies of notable Pennsylvanians at the turn of the century. It includes only contemporary personalities, not historical figures such as William Penn.

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