LBHS History Library Online

This developing online library is a digital media supplement to LBHS’s collection of historical documents.  It contains primary and secondary historical sources available online for viewing or accessible through commercial purchase.  Some entries reference websites.  Please contact us if you have a suggestion for our online local history library.

Historical note: The current LBHS History Library Online can trace its origin back a quarter century to LBHS board member Charles Townsend’s early forward-thinking perspective about public history and digital media.   On May 23, 1998, Charles and a few other pioneering local historians and interested students launched “Beaver County History Online.”  As Charles explains in the published article, “Background of Beaver County History Online,” it was the first history website to put “Beaver County’s rich historical heritage on the Internet, thus making written documents and pictures available to all local residents, schools and other organizations as well as being available to the worldwide audience . . . As an educator I [was] especially interested in having local history online for young people . . . [but] this project can also be an inter-generational forum for history makers, senior citizens and children to share lifetime experiences and interests.”  

The Little Beaver History Library Online, as well as this website as a whole, carry on this belief that digital media, the internet, and local history are not only compatible, but mutually supporting. 

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No Image Available Beaver Falls Area Centennial Historical Salute...
References to Greersburg (Darlington), Greersburg Academy, and many historical figures, organizations, and locations throughout northern Beaver County. Authors: Thomas L....
Online Document Thomas L. Blount; Betty Lou Blount; Roberta Summers; John Matthews; Leonard Chiappetta Download
No Image Available Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania (Industrial Guide)
1926 industrial guide to Beaver Valley.  Contains references to manufacturers in the county, including Beaver Falls and Darlington, Pa. Subjects...
Online Document The Beaver Valley
No Image Available Book of Biographies : This volume...
Published in 1899.  A listing of biographical sketches of notable Beaver County residents.   Return to LBHS History Library Online
Online Document Biographical Publishing Co. Download
No Image Available Brief history of the One Hundredth...
History of the 100th Regiment (Roundheads), US Army: Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 100th (1861-1865), United States History Civil War.  Includes short...
Online Document Samuel P. Bates (Samuel Penniman) Download