Researching the Civil War
More resources for researching and teaching about the Civil War can be found on our website by searching in the main Search bar above.
Selecting “Collections” will bring up primary and secondary sources in our online catalog Discover and Digital Library. In addition, we have included below links to Subject Guides that help to arrow your searches of manuscripts, which may not all be cataloged in Discover.
- PMHB -The Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 2013)
- PMHB - Pennsylvania During the Civil War (Oct. 2011)
- Legacies: The Civil War in Pennsylvania
- The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History
Of course, students and teachers are always welcome to research at HSP. Students in grades 6-12 are free and, during the school year on Wednesday, Student Mentors are available to help them. Check out Plan Your Visit for more details on hours, location, and policies.