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The American Association for State and Local History has launch­ed a new multi-volume series on management practices for directors of museums and historical agencies. The first volume in the series is en­titled Museums and the Law, by Marilyn Phelan, J.D. The 287-page, clothbound reference edition sells for $21 (SD), or $15.75 to members of the AASLH. Orders can be placed by writing to the...
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has published an illustrated catalog for the outstanding exhibit, “The U.S.S. Pennsylvania and Her Silver,” now on display at the William Penn Memorial Museum. The Silver Service of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania can be purchased at the museum bookstore for $1.50, or can be ordered through the mail from the PHMC, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120....
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The struggle of Irish workers in Philadelphia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is the topic of a new book published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 4 Cornwall Drive, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The Irish Relations: Trials of an Immigrant Tradition by Dennis Clark (255 pages} is priced at $24.50.   Aviation and Pennsylvania reviews the numerous contributions to aviation...
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George Rosenkrans and the Grampian Band has been written by Fred E. Long, a past president of the Blair County Historical Soci­ety. The biography of this Pennsylvania composer, assisted by a grant from the Historical Foundation of Pennsylvania, is available for $3 from the author at 5508 Colclesser Ave., Altoona 16601.   Sandra Rambo Walker has produced another work for the Oral Traditions...
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Temple University Press, University Services Building, Broad & Ox­ford Sts., Philadelphia 19122, has introduced a photo album of over 250 photographs of Philadelphia from the gay nineties to World War II. The hardbound book, by Frederic Miller, Morris Vogel and Allen Davis, is entitled Still Philadelphia and can be purchased from the press for $24.95, plus postage and handling.   The...
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Volume Two of The Papers of William Penn, edited by Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn, is now available through 1he Univer­sity of Pennsylvania Press at 3933 Walnut St., Philadelphia 19104. The volume includes documents from 1680 to 1684 and can be pur­chased for $45.   The recently printed Lehigh Valley: An Illustrated History can be ordered through the Lehigh County Historical Society,...
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A Primer on Historic Preservation Law in Pennsylvania, prepared by Tersh Boasburg and published by the National Center for Preser­vation Law with grant assistance from the Department of the Interior through the PHMC’s Bureau for Historic Preservation, is a compre­hensive source book on the law and practice of historic preservation in the Commonwealth. While primarily legal in nature, it is...
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The Pennsylvania Farm Museum has released a catalog to a recent outstanding exhibit (currently showing at the William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg) entitled The Wood Carvings of Larkin Scull, with a biographical introduction to the artist by Dr. Milton Flower. The book, compiled by Vernon S. Gunnion with a forward by Robert N. Sieber, is brilliantly illustrated in both color and black and...
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Arts of the Pennsylvania Germans by Scott T. Swank, et al. The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1983 (309 pages, cloth, $39.95) This handsomely designed and illustrated book might well be considered the finest compilation to date on the material culture of one of the most studied subcultures in American history – the Penn­sylvania Germans. The com­bined effort of a number of...
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Still Philadelphia: A Photographic History, 1890-1940 by Fredric M. Miller, Morris J. Vogel and Allen F. Davis Temple University Press, 1983 (290 pages, cloth, $24.95) A photo album for all Philadelphians and photog­raphy buffs alike, its pages contain more than 250 photographs which document the Gay Nineties to the eve of World War II. This photo­essay is the story of a great industrial...
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