Limited Assistance in the Library and Archives *updated 7/18/2014
The Society is sorry to announce the departure of Brian Kissler, the archivist for the last four years. While we look for Brian’s replacement, we will not be accepting any requests for research by mail or e-mail. The Research Library will remain open with regular hours while we search for a replacement, however please note that assistance in the Library & Archives will be limited as it is currently staffed by volunteers; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience.
The Hauck Research Archives
is a non-circulating repository for Lebanon County history and genealogy. Volunteers are always on duty to assist with genealogy research. There is a usage fee of $5.00 for adults for each session at the Archives. There is no charge for members of the Society or for students. Photocopy service is available at a nominal charge.
Among the holdings of the Archives are:
- church histories, records, and cemetery surveys
- federal census records
- local newspapers on microfilm, including Pennsylvania German publications
- historical maps and city business directories
- county marriage records on microfilm from 1886 through 1949
- several hundred compiled family histories
- high school yearbooks
- historical publications from the surrounding counties
- a library of Pennsylvania history books
- a variety of manuscripts, documents, photographs, and postcards
Hours of Operation
The building may be closed for inclement winter weather.
|Monday||1:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||1:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 PM – 4:30 PM|
Books for Sale
The Hauck Research Archives is not a lending library. The Historical Society does offer some books for sale in person or by mail. See the Publications page to see a list of LCHS publications. See the Gift Shop page for a partial list of other books of local interest. The Society also offers a unique collection of used, de-assessioned historic books and yearbooks for purchase.
Research by Mail
7/18/2014 We are currently not accepting any research requests by mail or e-mail and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Society is currently searching for a new archivist and will not be able process any requests until further notice. Thank you.
If you are unable to visit us in Lebanon, we offer research services for a prepaid fee. Please see the Research by Mail page for more details.
Donations of Historical Artifacts
The Lebanon County Historical Society cannot accept donations of historical items and documents except by appointment. Please call or email the Society office to make inquiry.
The Hauck Research Archives is named in honor of Mrs. Sarah Embich Hauck (1842 – 1934), who so graciously provided posthumously our Historical Society with its first wholly-owned facility at Sixth and Walnut Streets.