Pennsylvania Senate Library

Pennsylvania Senate Library Beyond its role as a source of research, the Senate Library memorializes the Institutional history of the Senate through its permanent museum display and featured exhibitions.
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#OTD in 1862, the U.S. Army Congressional Medal of Honor was established. #WeRemember2021
07/13/2021

#OTD in 1862, the U.S. Army Congressional Medal of Honor was established. #WeRemember2021

#OTD in 1862, the U.S. Army Congressional Medal of Honor was established. #WeRemember2021

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Lisa Baker! Enjoy your day Senator!...
07/12/2021

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Lisa Baker! Enjoy your day Senator! #InspiredUncoveredHonored

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Lisa Baker! Enjoy your day Senator! #InspiredUncoveredHonored

Senate Library visitors by the numbers: 287 ❤️PA cities & counties 45 🇺🇸  US States 66 🌎Countries
07/11/2021

Senate Library visitors by the numbers:

287 ❤️PA cities & counties
45 🇺🇸 US States
66 🌎Countries

Senate Library visitors by the numbers:

287 ❤️PA cities & counties
45 🇺🇸 US States
66 🌎Countries

Benjamin Franklin was the PA Legislature’s Clerk of the General Assembly from 1736-1750.  In a speech to Congress he sai...
07/08/2021

Benjamin Franklin was the PA Legislature’s Clerk of the General Assembly from 1736-1750. In a speech to Congress he said, “For we are sent hither to consult not contend, with each other; and Declaration of a fix’ Opinion, and of determined Resolutions never to change it, neither enlighten nor convince us.” #InspiredUncoveredHonored

Benjamin Franklin was the PA Legislature’s Clerk of the General Assembly from 1736-1750. In a speech to Congress he said, “For we are sent hither to consult not contend, with each other; and Declaration of a fix’ Opinion, and of determined Resolutions never to change it, neither enlighten nor convince us.” #InspiredUncoveredHonored

#DYK Senate Librarian John C. Delaney was only 13 years old when he ran away to fight for the Union in the U.S. Civil Wa...
07/07/2021

#DYK Senate Librarian John C. Delaney was only 13 years old when he ran away to fight for the Union in the U.S. Civil War? He went on to earn the Medal of Honor two months before his 17th birthday. #WeRemember2021

#DYK Senate Librarian John C. Delaney was only 13 years old when he ran away to fight for the Union in the U.S. Civil War? He went on to earn the Medal of Honor two months before his 17th birthday. #WeRemember2021

July is National #ParkandRecreationMonth  and the Capitol complex's park and green spaces are open to the public 🌳🌳
07/06/2021

July is National #ParkandRecreationMonth and the Capitol complex's park and green spaces are open to the public 🌳🌳

July is National #ParkandRecreationMonth and the Capitol complex's park and green spaces are open to the public 🌳🌳

The Senate Library recently launched the #WeRemember2021 digital exhibit.  It includes photos, archival records and mili...
07/05/2021

The Senate Library recently launched the #WeRemember2021 digital exhibit. It includes photos, archival records and military ephemera. 🎖️ 🎖️ 🎖️ Visit us from home at https://bit.ly/2U4oYUB

The Senate Library recently launched the #WeRemember2021 digital exhibit. It includes photos, archival records and military ephemera. 🎖️ 🎖️ 🎖️ Visit us from home at https://bit.ly/2U4oYUB

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021
07/04/2021

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021
07/04/2021

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021

HAPPY 4th of JULY! #WeRemember2021

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Charles Doyle describes Colonel Joseph Thompson’s acts of valor during World W...
07/02/2021

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Charles Doyle describes Colonel Joseph Thompson’s acts of valor during World War I. Thompson would receive a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in 1925. #WeRemember2021

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Charles Doyle describes Colonel Joseph Thompson’s acts of valor during World War I. Thompson would receive a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in 1925. #WeRemember2021

#TBT to the South Wing of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in 1905, one year after the Capitol cornerstone was laid. Ca...
07/01/2021

#TBT to the South Wing of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in 1905, one year after the Capitol cornerstone was laid. Can you spot any differences 116 later? #thenandnow

#TitlePageTuesday Here’s our 1st edition of the Smull’s Legislative Handbook, 1879
06/29/2021

#TitlePageTuesday Here’s our 1st edition of the Smull’s Legislative Handbook, 1879

#TitlePageTuesday Here’s our 1st edition of the Smull’s Legislative Handbook, 1879

#DYK long-time Senator Clarence D. Bell earned the rank of Brigadier General during his 38-year service in the U.S. Army...
06/28/2021

#DYK long-time Senator Clarence D. Bell earned the rank of Brigadier General during his 38-year service in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and PA National Guard? #WeRemember2021

#DYK long-time Senator Clarence D. Bell earned the rank of Brigadier General during his 38-year service in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and PA National Guard? #WeRemember2021

#OTD in 1863, our Legislative Library moved to #Philadelphia as General Lee’s invasion threatened #Harrisburg. Lee would...
06/26/2021

#OTD in 1863, our Legislative Library moved to #Philadelphia as General Lee’s invasion threatened #Harrisburg. Lee would reach the Susquehanna on June 28th and collided with the Union in #Gettysburg on July 1st. This was the 2nd time our Senate Library collection moved due to national conflict.

#OTD in 1863, our Legislative Library moved to #Philadelphia as General Lee’s invasion threatened #Harrisburg. Lee would reach the Susquehanna on June 28th and collided with the Union in #Gettysburg on July 1st. This was the 2nd time our Senate Library collection moved due to national conflict.

Photos from Sharon Shipe Photography's post
06/25/2021

Photos from Sharon Shipe Photography's post

Elder Vogel Jr.  reminds us that June is Dairy Month! #DYK that dairy is PA's largest agricultural industry  🥛 🐄
06/24/2021

Elder Vogel Jr. reminds us that June is Dairy Month! #DYK that dairy is PA's largest agricultural industry 🥛 🐄

Elder Vogel Jr. reminds us that June is Dairy Month! #DYK that dairy is PA's largest agricultural industry 🥛 🐄

Issued to Senator Devlin Robinson during the Iraq War, Military Strobe Marker Lights provided United States Marines with...
06/23/2021

Issued to Senator Devlin Robinson during the Iraq War, Military Strobe Marker Lights provided United States Marines with a covert way to signal distress.

Issued to Senator Devlin Robinson during the Iraq War, Military Strobe Marker Lights provided United States Marines with a covert way to signal distress.

#OTD in 1931, the ruffed grouse became the official State game bird  #Pennsylvania #Librarylessons
06/22/2021

#OTD in 1931, the ruffed grouse became the official State game bird #Pennsylvania #Librarylessons

#OTD in 1931, the ruffed grouse became the official State game bird #Pennsylvania #Librarylessons

Before his service as Senate Librarian, Charles A.P. Bartlett led a machine gun battalion in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow D...
06/21/2021

Before his service as Senate Librarian, Charles A.P. Bartlett led a machine gun battalion in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division during WWI. He would have worn this model helmet on the battlefield. #WeRemember2021

Before his service as Senate Librarian, Charles A.P. Bartlett led a machine gun battalion in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division during WWI. He would have worn this model helmet on the battlefield. #WeRemember2021

The Senate of PA gave a long, lengthy standing ovation for ninety six year old Francis “Frankie” DiSanti, a lifelong Wes...
06/19/2021

The Senate of PA gave a long, lengthy standing ovation for ninety six year old Francis “Frankie” DiSanti, a lifelong West Chester resident and decorated veteran of World War II, as he was honored by the Pennsylvania Senate for his service, on this day, June 19, in 2019. #WeRemember

The Senate of PA gave a long, lengthy standing ovation for ninety six year old Francis “Frankie” DiSanti, a lifelong West Chester resident and decorated veteran of World War II, as he was honored by the Pennsylvania Senate for his service, on this day, June 19, in 2019. #WeRemember

On display now and awarded by the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. to former veteran and PA Senator...
06/17/2021

On display now and awarded by the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. to former veteran and PA Senator, Jack E. Wagner, for his nonprofits championing veterans’ causes...like Pittsburgh Hires Veterans #WeRemember2021

On display now and awarded by the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. to former veteran and PA Senator, Jack E. Wagner, for his nonprofits championing veterans’ causes...like Pittsburgh Hires Veterans #WeRemember2021

We're thankful to collaborate with national institutions to help tell the history of the Senate of PA and our historical...
06/16/2021

We're thankful to collaborate with national institutions to help tell the history of the Senate of PA and our historical Members!

#OTD in 1864, the Arlington National Cemetery was established. An active military cemetery operated by the National Park...
06/15/2021

#OTD in 1864, the Arlington National Cemetery was established. An active military cemetery operated by the National Park Service Our very own former Senate Librarian, Captain John C. Delaney is interred on the grounds. His story is on display, now until November 2021. #WeRemember2021

#OTD in 1864, the Arlington National Cemetery was established. An active military cemetery operated by the National Park Service Our very own former Senate Librarian, Captain John C. Delaney is interred on the grounds. His story is on display, now until November 2021. #WeRemember2021

#OTD in 1961, PA Governor Lawrence signed the Library Code, creating a state-wide, state-aided system of local libraries...
06/14/2021

#OTD in 1961, PA Governor Lawrence signed the Library Code, creating a state-wide, state-aided system of local libraries. Today, these libraries are: Free Library of Philadelphia Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Penn State University Libraries and the PA State Library #Librarylessons

#OTD in 1961, PA Governor Lawrence signed the Library Code, creating a state-wide, state-aided system of local libraries. Today, these libraries are: Free Library of Philadelphia Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Penn State University Libraries and the PA State Library #Librarylessons

#DYK that #OTD in 1907, the official flag of #Pennsylvania was adopted. The Act requires that the blue field in the PA f...
06/13/2021

#DYK that #OTD in 1907, the official flag of #Pennsylvania was adopted. The Act requires that the blue field in the PA flag be the same as the blue in the flag of the United States and that the PA coat of arms be embroidered in silk on both sides. #Librarylessons

#DYK that #OTD in 1907, the official flag of #Pennsylvania was adopted. The Act requires that the blue field in the PA flag be the same as the blue in the flag of the United States and that the PA coat of arms be embroidered in silk on both sides. #Librarylessons

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Chris Gebhard Enjoy your day Senato...
06/12/2021

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Chris Gebhard Enjoy your day Senator! #InspiredUncoveredHonored

The Senate Library would like to give a special #PASenateBirthdayShoutout to Senator Chris Gebhard Enjoy your day Senator! #InspiredUncoveredHonored

Spine damage is a common issue in rare books and best methods have been debated fiercely.  We love this example though! ...
06/10/2021

Spine damage is a common issue in rare books and best methods have been debated fiercely. We love this example though! Looks like a past historian attempted a quick fix by gluing a rogue page onto the binding 🤔

Spine damage is a common issue in rare books and best methods have been debated fiercely. We love this example though! Looks like a past historian attempted a quick fix by gluing a rogue page onto the binding 🤔

#DYK we currently have a uniform from three branches of the #US Military on display in our #WeRemember2021 exhibit? Clic...
06/09/2021
Uniforms - jigsaw puzzle (90 pieces)

#DYK we currently have a uniform from three branches of the #US Military on display in our #WeRemember2021 exhibit? Click the link below and complete the puzzle and solve the mystery https://bit.ly/3iiakmZ #InspiredUncoveredHonored

Free online jigsaw puzzle game

Fitted with a waist belt and a metal frame, @USMC rucksacks are designed to carry up to 100 pounds of gear. Courtesy of ...
06/08/2021

Fitted with a waist belt and a metal frame, @USMC rucksacks are designed to carry up to 100 pounds of gear. Courtesy of Senator Devlin Robinson #WeRemember2021 #InspiredUncoveredHonored

Fitted with a waist belt and a metal frame, @USMC rucksacks are designed to carry up to 100 pounds of gear. Courtesy of Senator Devlin Robinson #WeRemember2021 #InspiredUncoveredHonored

#DYK Senator Ryan P. Aument  served as a Captain in the @USArmy during Operation Iraqi Freedom? He's featured, among oth...
06/07/2021

#DYK Senator Ryan P. Aument served as a Captain in the @USArmy during Operation Iraqi Freedom? He's featured, among others, in #WeRemember2021 #InspiredUncoveredHonored

#DYK Senator Ryan P. Aument served as a Captain in the @USArmy during Operation Iraqi Freedom? He's featured, among others, in #WeRemember2021 #InspiredUncoveredHonored

06/06/2021

#OTD in 1944, Allied troops landed in Normandy, France for one of the largest amphibious military attacks in history—D Day. On June 13, 2012, former Senator Rafferty commemorated the invasion in this video!

Created by the Department of the Army, the WWI Victory medal was issued to all individuals who served between the declar...
06/03/2021

Created by the Department of the Army, the WWI Victory medal was issued to all individuals who served between the declaration of war and the Armistice. This medal is courtesy of the The State Museum of PA and currently on display at #WeRemember2021 🇺🇸

Created by the Department of the Army, the WWI Victory medal was issued to all individuals who served between the declaration of war and the Armistice. This medal is courtesy of the The State Museum of PA and currently on display at #WeRemember2021 🇺🇸

Courtesy of US Congressman and former PA Senator, Guy Reschenthaler , who served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, th...
06/02/2021

Courtesy of US Congressman and former PA Senator, Guy Reschenthaler , who served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, these tokens would have been used to purchase food & drinks from the military commissary. They were preferred method of payment by the United States Department of Defense. #WeRemember2021

Courtesy of US Congressman and former PA Senator, Guy Reschenthaler , who served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, these tokens would have been used to purchase food & drinks from the military commissary. They were preferred method of payment by the United States Department of Defense. #WeRemember2021

#DYK At 23 years old, Senator Freeman Hankins enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He served for 8 months in domesti...
06/01/2021

#DYK At 23 years old, Senator Freeman Hankins enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He served for 8 months in domestic service during World War II until his release from service on November 13, 1946. #WeRemember2021

#DYK At 23 years old, Senator Freeman Hankins enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He served for 8 months in domestic service during World War II until his release from service on November 13, 1946. #WeRemember2021

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