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Research Resources: Class Guides

ENG 162: Reading & Writing Place


History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
REF F 157 .L2 E4 and Index volume

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a History
REF F 157 .L2 K6

An Authentic History of Lancaster County, in the State of Pennsylvania
REF F 157 .L2 M7 and Index volume


Search the F&M Library Catalog to discover what books, journals, reference resources, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns/to which the library provides access.

Use E-Z Borrow (a regional, expedited book-exchange service) if F&M's copy of a book you want is unavailable, or if we do not own the desired book. [Requires your F&M ID barcode number.]


Franklin & Marshall College Archives and Special Collections Organizes, promotes, and preserves the visual and written record of the college, and special collections of the library. Find college archives, manuscript collections, photographs, yearbooks, Lancaster maps and local newspapers, etc. Click here for subject guides to materials regarding Lancaster City and County.

A guide to locating and accessing Lancaster, PA newspapers is available from the F & M Archives and Special Collections web site here.

Lancaster County Historical Society Features a research library and exhibitions on Lancaster county history. Collections include 19th and 20th century local newspapers, photographs, manuscripts and archives.

The Library System of Lancaster County: Duke Street Library Collections include 19th and 20th century local newspapers and Lancaster city records.

If you have any questions, would like further assistance, etc, contact:

Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian,
291-3844 or

Last updated: 11/09, ls


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