The mission of Penn State Harrisburg's Archives and Special Collections is to appraise, acquire, make accessible, preserve, and promote specialized research collections that support the college's academic curriculum and document its history.
Archives and Special Collections consists of eight collections, including the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection, the Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies Collection, the Herb Field Papers, the Holocaust and Jewish Studies Collection, the Lena A. Girolami Collection, the Penn State Harrisburg College History Archives, the Special Interest Collection, and the Three Mile Island Collection. All of the collections are open and available for research purposes.
For questions about our collections or to schedule an appointment, please contact Archives and Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi Abbey Moyer, archivist and humanities reference librarian and coordinator of Archives and Special Collections (717-948-6056, email@example.com).
Katherine Gorrell, Archives and Special Collections assistant (717-948-6564, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Archives and Special Collections is located on the third floor of the Penn State Harrisburg Library on the Penn State Harrisburg campus in Middletown, Pa. For driving directions to campus, see the Directions to the Library Web page.
Summer 2016 (May 9 - August 19): Monday-Friday, by appointment only.
Fall 2016 (August 22 - December 16): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment.
Please note: Archives and Special Collections hours are also subject to change for holidays and inclement weather.
The Alice Marshall Women's History Collection, considered the most comprehensive, privately compiled collection of women's history materials in the United States, was acquired by Penn State in 1991.
The Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies Collection, which was transferred to the library in 2005, provides resources for the study of Pennsylvania's cultural heritage.