PA Photos and Documents

Through Power Library, card holders can access thousands of digitized documents and photographs from collections across Pennsylvania with the PA Photos and Documents database.  The main intention is to provide historic, cultural and other collections of interest to the citizens of our state.


The collections can be browsed by subject or institution.

Subjects include:

  • Church and Missionary History
  • Culinary Arts
  • Film History
  • Health and Medicine
  • Local Newspaper
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Pennsylvania History Colonial
  • Pennsylvania History – Civil War
  • Pennsylvania History – Depression and WWII
  • Pennsylvania History – Industrial Revolution
  • Pennsylvania History – Progressive Era
  • School and College History
  • Sports History
  • Women’s History


After selecting a specific subject and institution, the Advanced Search option allows all collections to be searched at one time!

Recommend to your genealogist patrons or others interested in significant local history.

– Rob Kalchthaler / Bethel Park

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