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

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120, has released four new books. (1) Conestoga Crossroads: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730-1790 (305 pages), by Jerome H. Wood, Jr., an early history of the first of America’s inland cities, is available for $8.50. (2) The Historical Society as Fund­Raiser and Nonprofit Corporation: A Guide (22 pages), by Matthew S. Magda, is an expanded version of two articles featured previously in Heritage and costs $1.00. (3) The second volume of a planned series, compiled by John B. B. Trussell, Jr., Pennsylvania Historical Bibliography: II. Additions Through 1973 (88 pages), has been completed to update Pennsylvania’s historical bibliography and can be purchased for $3.50. (4) A Guide to the Microfilm of Pennsyl­vania’s Revolutionary Governments, 1775-1790 (351 pages), edited by Roland M. Baumann, is now available in cloth for $10.00, or paper for $7.00. (Pa. residents should add 6% sales tax to all prices.)


The AASLH has released another work indispensable for historical organizations, Funding Sources and Technical Assistance for Museums and Historical Agencies, A Guide to Public Programs, compiled by Hedy Hartman. This 144-page reference work simplifies the search for funding possibilities and consolidates the infor­mation into a single source. The guide is available from the AASLH, 1400 Eighth Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203, for $10.00 ($7.50 to members).


The new Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories has been released by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Publication Sales Branch (NEPS), Washington, DC 20408. This national directory which includes thirty-two hundred repositories arranged by state and town is priced at $25 per copy.


Central Pennsylvania Redware Pottery, 1780-1904 (60 pages), by Jeanette Lasansky, is the third book in a series of regional studies on handcraft industries published by the Union County Oral Traditions Projects, Court House, Lewisburg 17837. This profusely illustrated and informative book can be purchased from the pub­lisher for $7.95.


“Northeastern Pennsylvania” is a new historical quarterly concentrating on the past and present of that particular section of the Commonwealth. Cost of a single issue is $2 and an annual subscription, $7. Orders and subscription requests should be sent to the quarterly, Box 161, Carbondale 18407.


Pennsylvania, a 192-page volume with color illustrations is available from Charles H. Bilding, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., 2000 N.W. Wilson, Portland, OR 97209 for $25. The photog­raphy was done by Clyde H. Smith and the text supplied by Cronan Minton.


Volume III of the Indiana County 175th Anniversary History compiled by Clarence D. Stephenson is a source book of personal narratives, letters, journals, documents and the like on county life from 1758 to 1978. This 650-page book, published by A.G. Halldin Publishing Co., is priced at $25 (plus tax and mailing) and can be ordered from the author at Box A-214, R.D. #1, Marion Center 15759.


The Westmoreland County Historical Society has published a Union List and Bibliography of the county’s history which contains more than 1,100 entries from libraries in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Copies can be secured from the society, Museum of Art Building, 221 North St., Greensburg 15601, for $7 plus tax.


Fort de la Presqu’ile and the French Penetration Into the Upper Ohio Country, 1753-1759, by Maxwell P. Schoenfeld, is the 75th anniversary publication of the Erie County Historical Society. This well written and researched account of the French presence in America, particularly in the area of Erie, can be obtained for $3.00 (plus 6% tax to state residents and $.50 handling) from the society, The Cashier’s House, 417 State St., Erie 16501.