Bookshelf

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

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 AASLH, Box 40983, Nashville, TN 37204.

 

All restrictions on access to the records of the 1910 Census are lifted, and microfilm prints of complete states (with Soundex or Miracode indexes for 21 states) are now ready for sale. For a copy of the procedures to be followed in ordering and a list of the census schedules and indexes which are available and their prices, write 1910 Census, Publications Sales Branch (NEPS), National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408.

 

A limited edition of the 1879 History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania by Rev. Conway P. Wing, D.D. and others is being reprinted by the Cumberland County Historical Society and Hamilton Library Association. This 275-page, illustrated volume will have an expanded new index and map, and will be bound in buckram with gold lettering. Orders are being taken by the Cumberland County Historical Society, Box 626, Carlisle 17013, with a November 10 scheduled delivery. The price is $32.50 (plus 6% tax and $1.50 shipping).

 

Paper manufacturing by Quaker settlers is the theme of a small, il­lustrated volume by Jane Levis Carter (Box 227. Gradyville 19039). Scheduled for publication this fall, The Paper Makers: Early Penn­sylvanians and Their Water Mills will encompass economic, social, religious and political aspects of this industry. Copies are available from the author for $14 for hardback (signed by the author) or $8 for softback. Please include sales tax and $2.50 mailing charge.

 

Made In Western Pennsylvania: Early Decorative Arts, a new catalog from the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (4338 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh 15213), deals with the work of early local craftsmen and artisans. Each of seven sections dealing with various crafts contains an explanatory introduction and numerous illustra­tions. It is available from the society for $10.

 

The newest addition to the Oral Traditions Project’s growing list of books concerning Pennsylvania crafts is To Cut, Piece, and Solder: The Work of the Pennsylvania Rural Tinsmith 1778-1908. Written by Jeannette Lasansky, this $7 .95 book contains extensive narrative, numerous illustrations and even recipes. For copies, contact the Pro­ject at the Union County Courthouse, Second and St. Lewis Sts., Lewisburg 17837.

 

Recently compiled under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is The Inventory of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is available upon receipt of $2 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Box 7646, Philadelphia 19101, Attention: Archivist.

 

Milestones, a publication of the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, is a quarterly devoted to preserving Beaver County history. An annual subscription of $4 sent to Mrs. Nancy Chaney, 1347 Second St., New Brighton 15066 will secure this magazine for interested readers.