Bookshelf

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

Four new publications of the Pennsylvania Historical and Muse­um Commission should further research and study of Pennsylvania history. They are The Pennsylvania Line: Regimental Organization and Operations, 1775-1783, by John B. B. Trussell, Jr., $8.50; Bibliography of Pennsylvania History: A Supplement, edited by Carol Wall, which continues the present Bibliography from 1952 to 1966. $7; Descriptive List of the Map Collection in the Pennsyl­vania State Archives, by Martha L. Simonetti, $6; and Guide to the Manuscript Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives, by Harry E. Whipkey. $6. Orders should include sales tax and 50 cents for postage and handling.

 

A reprint of a famous book of Pennsylvania history that should arouse considerable interest is George P. Donehoo’s A History of the Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania, published in 1928 and reprinted by Gateway Press, Baltimore. Copies may be purchased for $12.50 plus 75 cents tax and $1 handling from S. Hamill Horne, 1436 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035.

 

Blair Main Line: A History of the Tuckahoe Valley, by Paul Kurtz, has been published by the Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 412 Main Street, Bellwood, Pennsylvania 16617. The price is $6.75 plus 25 cents postage.

 

Two recent publications from the American Association for State and Local History should be of interest to local historical organizations. Willa K. Baum’s Transcribing and Editing Oral History provides guidelines for transcribing, editing, and indexing oral history interviews. Costume Display Techniques, by Karyn Jean Harris, treats the selection, research, restoration, and display of costumes.

 

Historical societies may be interested in Trends in Non-Profit Organizations Law, a book which covers such topics as tax exemption, dissolution, and internal regulation. Copies can be obtained from the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104. The price is $10.

 

Chester County: A Traveler’s Album is a fine photographic portrait of the county. Order from Traveler’s Album, 201 Walnut Street, Coatesville 19320. The price is $12.95.

 

The Greene County Bicentennial Committee has published a selection of essays on the Revolutionary era entitled 1776 – A Time to Remember – 1976.

 

Readers interested in family history should consult the October, 1977 issue (Vol. 41, No. 6) of Social Education.

 

The official Unit History of the 30th Depot Repair Squadron of the 30th Air Depot Group is available from the squadron, in care of Joseph McLaughlin, P. O. Box 120, 491 School Road, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422. The price is $15.

 

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering for sale two important guides, A Guide to the Microfilm Publication of The Papers of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, prepared by Jeffrey Bumbrey, and a Guide to the Microfilm of the Papers of William Penn.