Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives

This list is by no means exhaustive, but the following online research guides will either recommend holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives that relate to popular research topics, or direct you to other Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission resources that may be helpful.

If you do not see your topic of interest below, you can use our custom Google search of our finding aids . Use the Google search box in the upper right hand corner of this page or visit our Advanced Help for Seaching Finding Aids page.

* If you already know the number and name of the collection you wish to consult, you can select from our group-by-group descriptive listings and read the finding aids online.

Other Non-Archives resources of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:

ARCH: Pennsylvania's inventory of National Historic Landmarks and the National Register of Historic Places.

CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System, a map-based inventory of the nearly 150,000 historic and archaeological sites and surveys documented in the files of the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP).

PA State Archives - Research Guides - List of Topics

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