MG 030 - City of Harrisburg Collection

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Laws of the Borough 1813, 1826, 1846

City Charter 1860

Laws and Ordinances 1863, 1906, 1913

Rules & Regulations, Board of Control 1869

Building Code 1924

Annual Reports 1874-1903, Progress Rep. 1987

First Land Assessment 1791

Assessment Lists 1910, 1937

Poor Book 1791-1822

Tax Books 1821, 1876

Tally paper of votes for the North Ward 1852

Report of WaterWorks 1844

Bureau of Police Rollcall 1879-83

Reports of the Water Dept. 1869-70

Reports of the Water & Light Dept 1890-1911

Park Dept. Scrapbook of Clippings 1914

Financial Report 1986

Report of the City Planning Com. 1969, 78, 79

Report of the Bureau of Fire 1934

Annual Report of Sanitary Dept. 1893, 1894

Docket from the Office of the Mayor (William Kepner) 1860, and (Jacob Boas) 1873

Numerous pamphlets, programs, brochures, including "The Great Sickness at Harrisburg, 1792-93-94" and sheet music for "Harrisburg - Capital of My Heart," by John Ferber, 1999

Maps & Blueprints

Newspaper Clippings 1936-1976

Architect's sketch of proposed municipal building, undated

Harrisburg, A City Magazine, 125th Anniversary issue, 1985

A "Roll of Honor" listing the names of those who died in World War I

An invitation and the Commemorative Program for the Inauguration of Linda Thompson as mayor on January 4, 2010


The town of Harrisburg was laid out by John Harris, Jr. in the late 1700's shortly after the Revolutionary War. It was designated a borough by an act of the Legislature in April, 1791. In 1812 the seat of State government was moved to Harrisburg and a corner-stone of the Capitol building was laid in 1819 on a plot of ground four and a half acres conveyed to the Commonwealth by John Harris in 1785. In March, 1860 it was incorporated as the "City of Harrisburg" by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Date(s): 1791-2010

Extent: 3 cartons, 3 boxes