MG 049 - Harrisburg Library Collection

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Scope and Content

Consists of the publications, "Finding List," 1890, which includes the By-laws and the Rules & Regulations and a subject listing of books available; a report by the Harrisburg Public Library Association 1913-1916; "1965, the 75th Anniversary Year"; the handwritten constitution and minutes of the proceedings of the Harrisburg Library Company, 1795-1809 & 1830-1842; the circulation book, 1800-1802 with names of the borrowers; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the library, 1908-1914.


The collection traces the history of the Harrisburg Library from the formation of the Harrisburg Library Company in 1795 to the opening of the new public library in 1914 at Front and Walnut Streets where it continues to provide service to the citizens of the county.

Date(s): 1795-1965

Extent: 4 folders, 7 enclosures