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Fondly, Pennsylvania is HSP's main blog.  Here you will find posts on our latest projects and newest discoveries, as well articles on interesting bits of local history reflected in our collection.  Whether you are doing research or just curious to know more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at HSP, please read, explore, and join the conversation!

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6/21/19
Pennsylvania's history reveals an often traumatic relationship with the commodity that it introduced to the world in 1859.
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6/19/19
Our students live in an era of germ theory, sanitation, and vaccination. It is often difficult for them to understand an era in which the supposed greatest thinkers did not understand the vectors that caused illness or a time before vaccinations could prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
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6/14/19

Teaching children about disease can be a difficult task. Christopher A. Brown of the Free Library of Philadelphia shares some excellent books to help kids understand this complex and important subject. 

These reviews were published in the spring 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Legacies (vol. 19, no 1): Epidemics and Public Health in Pennsylvania.

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6/13/19
The Voice of Firestone was a popular radio (and later television) program broadcast by NBC that brought classical music to households across the United States from 1928 through 1957. Among its most notable performers was Pennsylvania’s Thomas L. Thomas (1911-1983).
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6/10/19

The spring 2019 issue of Pennslvania Legacies focused on the history of public health in the Keystone State. Want to learn more?

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6/6/19
Francis Joseph Kearney was 26 years old and newly engaged to Edith Doreen Govier, an English nurse, when he came ashore on Omaha beach late on June 6, 1944, as part of the 29th Infantry. His daughter Susan helped to keep his memory alive by donating the family's collection to HSP.
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5/30/19
May 31, 2019, marks the 130th anniversary of the Johnstown Flood, a cataclysmic disaster that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
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5/29/19

Ziryab Idir, an exchange student from Sciences Po Lille in France, transcribed French-language materials in HSP’s collection to produce this article.

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5/21/19
Before the SugarHouse Casino opened its doors to gaming enthusiasts along the Delaware River in 2010, the property was the site of a major sugar refinery that operated for more than a century.
Topics : Industry, Labor
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