Bookshelf provides descriptions and notices of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects.

The PHMC has released yet another archival tool, Guide to the Record Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives, compiled and edited by Frank M. Suran. The volume describes the provincial and state public records available for research in the Pennsylvania State Archives. The indexed guide sells for $5 plus tax from the PHMC, Division of History, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120.


The Pennsylvania State University Press, 215 Wagner Building, University Park 16802, announces the release of three new books. A Pennsylvania Album, Picture Postcards, 1900-1930 (160 pages) by George Miller, reproduces 270 cards depicting life in each of our state’s counties. It is available in cloth for $18.75, or paper for $10.95. Pennsylvania Politics Today and Yesterday, The Tolerable Accommodation (416 pages) by Paul B. Beers, analyzes the political process in Pennsylvania as a compromise between conflicting ex¬≠tremes. The book is priced at $16.75. The third volume available is Pennsylvania Prints, from the collection of lithographs, engravings, aquatints and watercolors of John O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager, owners of the Tavern Restaurant in State College. This beautiful catalogue compiled by Judith W. Hansen contains 80 plates and sells for $16.75 in cloth. $10.00 in paper.


The Harmonie Associates, Inc., Old Economy Village, 14th and Church Sts., Ambridge 15003, has released Selected Readings from The Harmonie Herald (1966-1979). compiled by Daniel B Reibel. The 279-page soft-bound book includes selections from the associates’ magazine dealing with Old Economy Village and sells for $6.


The Family Album, R.D. 1, Glen Rock 17327, has published Keystone Six, the latest in a series of catalogues of antiquarian books, photographs and manuscripts on the state. The cost is $5.


The Oral Traditions Project, Court House, Lewisburg 17837, has published another book by Jeannette Lasansky. To Draw, Upset, and Weld – The Work of the Pennsylvania Rural Blacksmith, 1742-1935 contains photographs of over 250 pieces and presents the evolution of the blacksmith shop. The 80-page book can be ordered for $7.95 plus $1.25 for handling.