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Local History

The library offers local history information in both print (books) and online formats. We have a growing collection of local history sources in the Special Collections and Archives of the library. Please inquire at the reference desk for any of these resources.

Historical Maps of the Lehigh Valley

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The Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium (LVHMC) is a group of local archivists, librarians, curators, and historians with an interest in historical maps who collaborate with the goal of establishing a collective inventory of maps related to the Lehigh Valley. Ultimately this inventory will provide a centralized resource for the discovery of maps which have been digitized for access over the internet, as well as for those physical maps which remain in map drawers in libraries, museums and historical societies across the Valley.

Nazareth Area WWII Scrapbook

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Newspaper clippings chronicling the lives of area Servicemen and women during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

The Nazareth Item

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The Nazareth Item was an independent family newspaper devoted to literature, local and general intelligence. Published 1891-1975. This text searchable collections covers issues from 1891-1940.

PA Photos & Documents

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Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth.