The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of private citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania history.
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (no original records pulled from 12.00-1.00pm and call slips for all materials must be submitted by 11:45am prior to the lunch hour or 3:30pm at the end of the day); Saturday ( microfilm use only ), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Closed on all Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and State Holidays Phone: (717) 783-3281 Mail: 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pennsylvania State Archives will be CLOSED on the following days:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Thursday-Saturday, November 26-28, 2015 Friday-Saturday, December 25-26, 2015 Friday-Saturday, January 1-2, 2016
A Treasure Trove of Historical Records: The Pennsylvania State Archives, an article by Sharon Hernes Silverman published in Pennsylvania Heritage magazine. Click here for part one (PDF, 91KB); click here for part two (PDF, 120 KB). (The article requires the Adobe Acrobat reader to be viewed or printed. The software is available free of charge from Adobe. If you are using a screen reader, Adobe also offers a free online document conversion service at http://access.adobe.com.)
Find out what African American records, manuscripts, photographs, and microfilm holdings are here at the State Archives in Ruth Hodge's 598-page comprehensive and invaluable Guide to African American Resources.