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Franklin and Marshall College Library


Contact Information



Franklin and Marshall College Library
450 College Ave
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

Telephone:[1]  717-291-4223

Hours and holidays: Hours and holidays click the "Hours" tab.[2]

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Special Collections has personal manuscripts of prominent local individuals; rare books, historic maps, prints, posters, photographs, newspapers; and the German-American Imprint Collection consisting of newspapers, books, almanacs, fraktur and broadsides printed in German in North America.[3] The JSHA is an outstanding collection for "Hessian" soldiers from German principalities who served the British army during the American Revolutionary War.[4]

Note:  All church records and family histories were transferred to the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) at the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About Us: Library Staff at Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2012).
  2. Welcome to the Franklin and Marshall College Library! in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  3. Collections in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  4. Additional Resources in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).


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