Library exhibit profiles campus history

October 07, 2008

In its 42 years of existence, more than 33,000 students have earned their degrees at Penn State Harrisburg and many thousands of others have worked, visited or studied on the campus.

They have all been part of the history of what began as a small campups in 1966 and has evolved into the major education and research institution it is today. From 18 students in 1966, the campus has grown to nearly 4,000 in 2008.

To assure that vast history is documented while being accessible to the public, the Campus History Archives has been established by the library featuring an exhibit showcasing the many changes to the facilities, publications and student life of the campus.

Curated by American Studies student Benjamin D. Hoover, a library intern in fall 2008, the exhibit, which is open to the public through Dec. 12, includes examples of the student yearbook and newspaper, official publications, and a wealth of photos providing a window into campus and student life over the last 42 years.

For more information on the exhibit titled "Our Campus Then and Now: Life at Penn State Harrisburg (1966-2008)," contact Heidi Abbey, humanities reference librarian and archivist at (717) 948-6056 or

Last Updated March 19, 2009