Bookshelf

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

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 written to be used by the preservation professional, city planner, architect and busi­nessman. The Primer provides background on federal laws and the new federal tax incentives, as well as an in-depth analysis of the status of state law. The book can be ordered through the Publications Sales Program, PHMC. Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120. for $5, plus 6% state sales tax and $1 postage and handling.

 

The Paper Makers, by Jane Levis Caner, chronicles paper manu­facturing along the mill streams of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The book relates the intermarriages and relationships – eco­nomic, social, religious and political – between the mill owners and their neighbors. In addition, the origins and development of paper­making and watermarking are explained. This hard-back volume is available for $18.50. Make checks payable to Jane Levis Carter and send orders to her at Box 227, Gradyville 19039.

 

The Committee on Ethnic Resources of the American Hungarian Educators Association announces the publication of The Hungarian Ethnic Heritage Study of Pittsburgh. The study portrays the historical development, the cultural heritage and the current community life of Hungarians in greater Pittsburgh. A series of ten educational curricu­lum kits, the study is available in bound volume ($12), boxed set ($11), 10 kits ($10), or by individual kit for $1.50. To receive a copy, send a check made payable to AHEA Committee on Ethnic Resources 10 Paul Body, 5860 Douglas St., Pittsburgh 15217.

 

Genealogy Today, a national newspaper for genealogists, began publication on January 1, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. The publication provides listings of upcoming conferences and meetings, book notices, feature stories on genealogical businesses and libraries, and how-to ar­ticles for genealogists. For more information, write to Genealogy To­day, 2815 Clearview Place, Atlanta, GA 30340.

 

Mary Y. Petroskas has written a chronological approach to the founding of Pennsylvania, 1680 10 1684, which has been endorsed by both the Delaware County Heritage Commission and the Okehocking Heritage Society. Pennsylvania: A Grant to Us and Our Heirs can be ordered for $9, plus $1 handling and 6% sales tax for Pa. residents, by writing to John Petroskas, 105 Forest Ln., Swarthmore 19081. Make checks payable to “Okehocking Heritage Society Book Fund.”