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THE EBERLY FAMILY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

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104 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802

Telephone: (814) 865-7931
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Email: UL-spcolref@lists.psu.edu

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UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

PSUA features over 1200 collections documenting the history of Penn State and the State College area. Formats in our collections include paper records, digital records, books, film, video, audio recordings, photographs, architectural plans, maps, scrapbooks and artifacts. University Archives Mission Statement

If you have not used a special collections library before, please note that we are open for fewer hours than some parts of the library, and that you must use our materials in our reading room. Some materials are stored offsite, and some materials are restricted. For more information, please visit our brief online tutorial and tour.

 

  

Major Collecting Areas

-Records of academic units, e.g. the Chemistry Department
-Records of administrative units, e.g. the Board of Trustees
-Athletics records
-Papers of alumni, faculty and administrators
-Records of internal organizations, e.g. the faculty club
-Records of student organizations, e.g. fraternities and sororities
-Records of commonwealth campuses
-Records of university events, e.g. commencements
-Records of local organizations and events
-And more.

 

For more information:

University History Research Guide

State and Local History Research Guide

Penn State Sports Archive

Penn State Records Management

Penn State Genealogy