Jackie Taddonio

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Jackie Taddonio has worked at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania since October of 2007. As Director of Cataloging, Jackie is responsible for describing the library’s printed materials, database cleanup and maintenance of the OPAC, performing inventories of library materials, and stacks maintenance. Jackie received her B.A. in English from Vassar College and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the Historical Society, Jackie worked at the Othmer Library of Chemical History in access services and cataloging.

This Author's Posts

Our upcoming Young Friends event, A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global, will feature cocktail expert and author, Joseph Carlin, along with this selection of cocktail related books from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania library.

2500 Cocktails The Definitive Guide to the Classic Recipes / [by] Paul Martin.


New in the Library has been updated with guides, biographies, and family histories that have recently been added to our collection. Please note that many of our new books are sent to the bindery before they are available to researchers. Click each title to view the current status of each item.


The library recently added three new titles to our Reference collection for genealogists. Two books on heraldry came to HSP as a donation, while the third item relating to immigration and naturalization in Pennsylvania is a recent purchase.

Please see this post  for more information about these items, or take a look through our New in the Library blog archives for previous genealogy additions.


Our genealogical collections are able to grow through a combination of generous donations and library acquisitions.  Please contact Lee Arnold if you have a donation or to suggest acquisitions.

All roads lead to Sunbury : ancestors of John Oakley Mertz / C. Oakley Mertz.

Fa 929.2 M3888m 2010 



The library recently acquired two new reference books on the topic of identifying, describing, and preserving historic photographs:

Looking at photographs : a guide to technical terms / Gordon Baldwin and Martin Jürgens.

REF TR 9 .B35 2009