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

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission announces two new publications: Dissertations on Pennsylvania History, 1886-1976: A Bibliography by Roland M. Baumann for $2.50 and Glimpses Into Our Lives: Memoirs of Harrisburg’s Black Senior Citizens by Amelia Davis, Carl Oblinger and David McBride for $1.25. Both can be ordered from the Commission at Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120.


The Historical Society of York County, following its outstanding exhibit on the Philadelphia Chair, bas now released a 112-page catalog to the show entitled The Philadelphia Chair: 1685-1785 written by Joseph K. Kindig III. This book with 108 illustrations can be ordered either in soft-cover for $7.50 or limited edition hardcover for $10. Please include 6% sales tax plus $1 for handling to the society, 250 E. Market St., York 17403 (10% discount to society members).


Students of Indiana County history will want to purchase Clarence D. Stephenson’s Indiana County 175th Anniversary History (Volume I to 1865). The cost is $25 and the history can be ordered directly from the author at Box A-214, R.D. 1, Marion Center 15759.


The eleventh edition of the American Association for State and Local History’s Directory of Historical Societies and Agencies in the United States and Canada is now available. The new directory includes an expanded “Guide to Historical Areas Administered by the National Parks.” The cost is $24 ($18 to AASLH members) and can be ordered from the AASLH, 1400 8th Ave., South, Nashville, TN 37203.


Over 500 photographs are included in Perry County, A Pictorial History edited by Harry A. Focht. Prices for Pa. residents are $25.44 or $26.99 mailed, non-residents, $24.00 or $25.55 mailed. The book can be purchased from the Perry Historians, P.O. Box 73, Newport 17074.


Mary Frances Ward’s Fast as the Wind: A Story of Curtin Village in the 1860s has recently been completed. This 42-page story can be purchased for $3 plus $.25 handling from the Roland Curtin Foundation for the Preservation of Eagle Furnace, Box 88C, R.D. 3, Howard 16841.