Politics and Government (71 collections)

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) Accounts of Board Commissioners, 1875-1877

    This collection contains chronologically arranged monthly account reports for transportation, subsistence, expressage and postage, and equipment expenditures approved by the state geologist for the Second Geological more

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) County Geological Maps of the Board of Commissioners

    This collection contains alphabetical by county arranged published geological color-coded maps of each county prepared by the Second Geological Survey in 1884.  The front of the more

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) Field Expense Act Book Charles Ashburner, A W Sheafer

    This collection contains a field expense account book containing daily entries from August 7 through October 30, 1879 for transportation, sustenance, equipment, and postage expenses for more

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) Field Note Books of the Board of Commissioners, 1875

    This collection contains field notebooks for fieldwork conducted in Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington Counties.  Contents are arranged chronologically by date of entry and indexed alphabetically more

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) General Correspondence of the Board of Commissioners

    This collection contains chronologically arranged correspondence of the Board of Commissioners of the Second Geological Survey.  Information provided is date of correspondence, name of correspondent, and more

  • 2nd Geological Survey (PA) Minutes of the Board of Commissioners, 1874-1896

    This collection contains chronologically arranged minutes of the meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Second Geological Survey.  Information provided is date of meeting, names more

  • 2nd Geological Survey(PA) Diary of Charles Ashburner Board of Commissioners,1876

    This collection contains a diary kept by Board of Commissioners’ Assistant Charles Ashburner in Mckean and Elk Counties.  Information provided is date and time of entry, more

  • Anatomical Board (PA) Cadaver Receiving Books, 1901-1965

    This collection contains a register, arranged chronologically by date received, of human cadavers received by the Anatomical Board to be distributed to medical and dental facilities more

  • Annual Reports of Passenger and Street Railway Companies (PA) 1861-1903

    Annual reports filed with the Department of Internal Affairs by passenger and street railway companies.  Information provided is date of report, name of company, names and more

  • Board of Appraisers Minutes on Southern Border Property Damage (PA) 1863-1864

  • Board of Fish Commission (PA) Minutes, 1924-1969

    This collection includes quarterly meeting minutes and agendas of the Fish Commission and its successor the Fish and Boat Commission. The minutes document approval of past more

  • Bond Records (PA), 1867-1921

    Transcripts of bonds posted by office holders with the sitting Governors as surety for their carrying out of their responsibilities. Information provided is name of person more

  • Bonds, Assignments, Contracts, Acts, Titles and Misc. Documents (PA), 1775-1949

    Bonds, assignments, contracts, acts, titles and similar types of records relating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, General State Authority, State Highway and Bridge Authority, and State more

  • Chambersburg War Damage Claim Applications (PA) 1866-1868

    This series contains applications for damage claims submitted by citizens who suffered losses during the burning of Chambersburg on July 30, 1864. The applications are itemized more

  • Chambersburg War Damage Claim Warrant Stub Books (PA) 1866

    Collection of receipts for payments to Chambersburg citizens awarded claims from the $500,000 appropriation of 1866 for the relief of Chambersburg citizens who lost property in more

  • Civil War Service and Pension Accounts (PA) 1861-1873

    The Service Accounts list expenditures and dis-allowances made by the state of Pennsylvania during and after the war. The first volume includes disbursements of funds on more

  • Commission Books (PA), 1775-1842

    Records of commissions issued for associate county judges, prothonotaries, registers and recorders, sheriffs, coroners, notaries public, deputy surveyors, justices of the peace and clerks of the more

  • Commission Books, Miscellaneous (PA), 1912-1937

    Record of Executive Commissions granted by Governors to fill various public offices across the state. Information given is name of person commissioned, position to which commissioned, more

  • Commission Register for Mothers’ Fund and Old Age Assistance Boards (PA) 1913-37

    Record of names of persons commissioned to boards in local communities to administer the Mothers Fund and Old Age Assistance Fund. Information given is name and more

  • Commutation and Parole Books (PA) 1907-1932

    Recommendations sent to the Governor by the Board of Pardons for granting commutation or parole.  A commutation is the changing of a penalty to a more

  • Constitutional Convention of 1776 (PA) Minute Book

    This collecton contains a minute book, arranged chronologically by date of entry, describing the daily activities of the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia that ran from more

  • Constitutional Convention of 1837-1838 (PA) Accounts

    This collection contains unarranged, miscellaneous receipts and expenditure records generated by the committee while in session. Information generally provided is date of receipt or expenditure, amount more

  • Constitutional Convention of 1837-1838 (PA) Committee Minute Books

    This collection contains minute books, arranged chronologically by date of entry, containing a record of the daily activities of the committee, including a record of expenditures. more

  • Constitutional Convention of 1837-1838 (PA) Journal

    This collection contains records beginning May 23, 1837 and ending February 22, 1838 similar in content to the Committee Minute Books (RG/005/C/4). It includes various notes, more

  • Constitutional Convention of 1873 (PA) Journal

    This collection contains a record, arranged chronologically by date of entry, of each day of the convention giving the surnames of the delegates in the order more

  • Correspondence and Contracts (PA) 1886-1903

    Correspondence, contracts, memoranda of agreements, design specifications, sketches and blueprints relating to the location and erection of monuments and markers authorized by the Pennsylvania General Assembly more

  • County and State (PA) Appointments 1836-1940

    Records of names of persons appointed to state and county offices. Information given is name of person appointed to office, office to which appointed, and date more

  • County Officers’ Accounts (PA) 1809-1907

  • Day Books (PA) 1809-1879

  • Death Warrants File (PA) 1874-1899

    Record book of the Board of Pardons for capital cases. Information provided is name of inmate, inmate number, county, date warrant issued, date of execution, date more

  • Election Result for Presidential Primary and Constitutional Amendments (PA) 1968

    Vote tallies of votes cast by electorate in presidential primary election on April 23, 1968 on proposals for constitutional amendments. Information given is the numbers of more

  • Ephrata Cloister File (PA) 1814-1956

    Collection contains court briefs, court dockets, deeds, photographs, newspaper clippings, and general correspondence relating to the acquisition of the Ephrata Cloister by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. more

  • Extradition Requisition Books (PA), 1856-1867, 1874-1891, 1900-1958

    This collection contains record of requisitions sent by the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Governors of other states for the extradition of persons indicted of committing more

  • Governor’s Minutes (PA) 1838-1959

    This collection contains daily record of business conducted by the governors office concerns the issuing of appointments and commissions of office, general gubernatorial proclamations, pardons for more

  • Governor’s Proclamations (PA) 1930-1956

    This collection contains proclamations issued by Pennsylvania Governors. Records are arranged chronologically by date of proclamation. The Department of State is headed by the Secretary of more

  • Meeting Minutes and Related Records (PA) 1972-1976

    A record of meetings held by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Each entry provides the date, time, and place of the meeting; name of presiding officer and more

  • Memoranda Book of Old Accounts (PA) undated

    This volume contains a list of accounts held in the Office of the Comptroller-General. The names of the persons or counties for whom the accounts were more

  • Memoranda Book of Old Accounts (PA) undated

    This volume contains a list of accounts held in the Office of the Comptroller-General. The names of the persons or counties for whom the accounts were more

  • Military Claims File Claims not Settled (PA) 1862-1905

    A record of claims that were not settled in response to the Acts of April 16, 1862 and April 22, 1863 providing for the Adjutant General, more

  • Military Pension Accounts and Related Papers (PA) circa 1789-1883

    The file consists of various pension books and lists of the names of Pennsylvania veterans who served between 1795 and 1883. Most of the accounts concern more

  • Minority Business Development Authority (PA) Minutes, 1979-1993

    This collection, arranged chronologically by date, contains meeting minutes of the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA). Topics addressed include loans presented for board decision, loan more

  • Minute Books (PA), 1893-1977

    The minutes contain the official record of the Valley Forge Park Commission meetings. Information included about each meeting includes the date, time, location, and members present. more

  • Minutes of the Board of Appraisers of Chambersburg War Damages (PA) 1866

    A daily record of the Chambersburg Board of Appraisers, created to appraise all damages associated with the Rebel invasion of July 1864. The board met at more

  • Miscellaneous Financial Documents (PA) 1845-1955, not inclusive, undated

    Various documents relating to stocks, securities, and currency once maintained by the State Treasurer. Documents include: a power of attorney covering assignment of Commonwealth certificates of more

  • Mothers Pension Account Books (PA) 1913-1917

    A record of indigent, widowed, and abandoned mothers who were recipients of state money provided for by the Act of April 29, 1913. Data includes the more

  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor (PA) Board of Pardons Minutes, 1974-1999

    This collection contains applications made to, and proclamations issued by, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Grouped into applications and proclamations and then arranged chronologically by date more

  • Parole and Respite Books (PA) 1910-1942

    Records of paroles and respites granted by the Governor under the provisions of the Act of 1909 and subsequent acts and of paroles revoked. Information provided more

  • Record Books of Capital Cases (PA) 1894-1969

    Record book of the Board of Pardons for capital cases. Information provided is name of inmate, inmate number, county, date warrant issued, date of execution, date more

  • Record of Chambersburg War Damage Claim Final Awards (PA) 1866

  • Registers of Mine Accidents (PA) for the Anthracite Districts, 1899-1972

    Mine accident registers providing documentation on mining accidents for the numerous Anthracite Coal Districts. Information provided within each report includes name of the inspector, name of more

  • Registers of Mine Accidents (PA) for the Bituminous Districts, 1899-1972

    Mine accident registers providing documentation on mining accidents for the numerous Bituminous Coal Districts.  Information provided within each report includes name of the inspector, name of more

  • Revolutionary War Pension File (PA) 1809-1893

    Certifications prepared by the Orphans' Court or the State Supreme Court entitling Revolutionary War veterans or their wives to obtain state compensation such as that provided more

  • Revolutionary War Pension List Book (PA) 1834-1838

    A record of pensions, "due to Act of Assembly passed 14 April, 1834 'An Act Authorizing and Directing County Treasurer to Pay Gratuities and Pension to more

  • Sanitary Water Board (PA) Minute Books, 1923-1931, 1969

    This collection contains meeting minutes, arranged chronologically by date of meeting, of the Sanitary Water Board. Information includes time, date and location of the meeting, a more

  • Sportsman Advisory Councils (PA) Files, 1996-2003

    This collection contains files relative to the Governor's Sportsman Advisory Council and Governor's Youth Sportsmen Advisory Council. These groups were created by the Governor's Office, and more

  • State Board of Education (PA) Minute Books, 1911-1920, 1925-1982

    This collection contains meeting minute books, arranged chronologically by meeting date, of the State Board of Education. A typical record includes the date, time and location more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) Examination Applications, 1915-1951

    This collection, arranged chronologically, contains the applications submitted by motion picture film companies requesting the Board of Censors to review their films. The application gives the more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) General Correspondence, 1924-1956

    This collection contains correspondence, arranged alphabetically by subject, received and sent by the Board of Censors chairman and members. Also included are a few legal briefs, more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) Legal Briefs, 1915-1921, 1928-1940

    This collection contains appeals, replies, briefs, orders and correspondence, arranged chronologically, filed by motion picture companies, the State Board of Censors, the attorney general and the more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) Minutes, 1939-1956

    This collection contains minutes, arranged chronologically, documenting the daily activities of the Board of Censors reviewers. Information contained in the minutes provides the name and manufacturer more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) Reports, 1925-1951

    This collection contains annual reports, arranged chronologically, submitted by the Board concerning prosecutions of violations; the sale of substituted approval seals; budget allotments; the number of more

  • State Board of Motion Picture Censors (PA) Rules, Procedures, Forms, 1915-1956

    This collection contains a wide variety of documents,l arranged by subject, providing insight into the Board's operating procedures. Among the materials present are Fines, 1919-1947, that more

  • State Forestry Commission (PA) Biennial Reports, 1901-1919

    The collection contains Biennial reports on the progress of work conducted by the Department of Forestry. Information provided is names of individuals from whom property was more

  • State Forestry Commission (PA) General Correspondence and Letter Press Books

    This collection includes letter books that contain correspondence relative to general forestry issues, which contain name and address of the recipient, date composed, and text of more

  • State Forestry Commission (PA) General Files, 1878, 1895

    This collection includes the Report upon U.S. Geographical Surveys, West of the One Hundredth Meridan, Engineer Dept., U. S. Army, 1878 and the Final Commission Report more

  • State Forestry Commission (PA) Meeting Minutes, 1899-1923

    The collection contains Minutes and Orders of Business relative to the meetings of the State Forestry Reservation Commission and the State Forest Commission. Convened in Harrisburg more

  • State Forestry Commission (PA) Publications, 1898-1924

    This collection contains publications and reports produced by the Department of Forestry. Bulletins, Circulars, pamphlets, proceedings of conferences and conventions, Department statistics, and a Fire Warden more

  • State Tax Equalization Board (PA) Minutes, 1947-1999

    This collection includes minute books from March 19, 1948 - December 1, 1999 that cover topics such as market value certifications, hearings on appeals, field reports, more

  • Supreme, Superior, Common Pleas, and Orphans Courts Judge (PA) Commission Registers, 1893-1942 (PA) 1930-1956

    This collection contains date from which term was computed, and the date commission ended. Records are indexed by court and arranged thereunder by district number. The Department more

  • Tryal Balance Book (PA)

    This volume appears to contain a balance of accounts of various state officials including tax collectors, military officers, and state and county administrators. The amount of more

  • War of 1812 Militia Accounts Final Settlement with United States (PA) 1812-1827

    General accounts and orders, receipts, pay vouchers, muster rolls, and payrolls for Pennsylvania militia on active duty during the War of 1812. Included are payrolls for more