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This search interface gives you easy access to our books, images, journals, manuscripts, maps, and other items at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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About Our Collections

The Society's collections center on eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and parts of Delaware and Maryland, but also include a wealth of materials on the eastern United States, the founding of this country, and the diversity of ethnic and immigrant experiences across the United States. More information about our areas of particular strength can be found here.

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Our Advanced Search tool lets you easily search multiple fields at the same time and combine terms in complex ways. See the help page for more details.

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The Alphabetical Browse Tool provides you the option to browse traditional alphabetical headings for all authors, subjects and titles in our collection.


Not sure where to start your search? Want to discover something new? You can try our Browse Tool to explore our collection by combining factors like author name, era and topic.

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