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Pennsylvania State Archives Poster Collections Available Online

The Pennsylvania State Archives, in collaboration with the State Library of Pennsylvania, digitized World War I posters from Manuscript Group 200 Poster Collection (MG 200) and Manuscript Group 272 Pennsylvania Military Museum Collections (MG 272). The World War I poster collection is available online and consists of 462 illustrated posters. The posters helped to fan the fires of patriotism throughout the United States during the Great War, and to arouse the American fighting spirit and the will to sacrifice on the home front. An additional 386 digital images from our general poster collection have also been created which include items from 1854 to the present.

Spring 2018:  Archives Without Tears

Registration is open Archives Without Tears (AWOT), a practical two-day workshop for those who work with historical records (PDF).  AWOT is for those who work or volunteer in organizations that deal with the past — whether it’s a museum, historical society, historic house, city clerk’s office, library, historic site, church, or college archives. You’ll receive practical advice, sample forms and policies, and learn basic, valuable practices for collecting, preserving, and assisting researchers with the historical treasures in your care. This year, the program will be presented by the Pennsylvania State Archives, in partnership with Erie Maritime Museum and the Franklin County Historical Society. For more information, contact Josh Stahlman at 717-772-3257.