Alumni Library highlights the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and family letters, diaries, photos, lithographs and government documents from Penn State's Historical Collections and Labor archives help us explore this defining moment in our history. Pennsylvanians played a pivotal role in the national debate over slavery’s future in the republic and selected newspapers published during the pivotal years before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War played a prominent role in the conflict. Read about this and get a link to more than 500,000 Penn State photos at the Alumni Library at online.

Other regularly featured resources include information on agriculture, business, careers, genealogy and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include ProQuest products (Online, ABI, and National Newspaper) as well as Project MUSE.

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to online.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.4 million volumes, 3.5 million microforms, 109,132 serial subscriptions, 565 online databases and more than 125,000 e-books, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and residents of the commonwealth. For more information, go to online.

Last Updated July 12, 2011