Publications

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Original Books and Publications

* – Books still available for purchase.  All other books are made available through our research library.
 
(Year) Title Price
V.1, no.1 (1898)* Constitution and By-Laws. $4.00
V.1, no.2 (1898) The County Historical Society; The Hebron Diary During the Revolutionary Period
V.1, no.3 (1898) Lebanon County in History, Biography and Genealogy; The Early History of Schaefferstown, Pa.
V.1, no.4 (1898)* “Deng’lstuk”; Der Alt Dengelstock (Pa. German Poem); The Bindnagel Church 4.00
V.1, no.5 (1898)* Lebanon – A Bit of Retrospect, Reminiscence & Sentiment 4.00
V.1, no.6 (1898, 1899) Distinguished Visitors of Lebanon County
V.1, no.7 (1899)* Origin & Significance of Our Township Names 4.00
V.1, no.8 (1899) A Visit to Annville Sixty Years Ago (1839)
V.1, no.9 (1899)* “Battalion” or Training Day at Schaefferstown, Pa., in the Olden Time 4.00
V.1, no.10 (1899)* Proceedings and Addresses, Second Annual Meeting; Lebanon in the Wars of the Nation; The Ghost: A Legend of the Swatara; Lebanon in the Councils of the Nation; The Women of Lebanon; Address: “Making and Writing History” 4.00
V.1, no.11 (1900)* The Old Cider Mill 4.00
V.1, no.12 (1900)* Abstracts from the Minutes of the Provincial Council of Colonial Penna. 4.00
V.1, no.13 (1900)* “Uf “m Oewerste Speicher (Pa. German Poem) 4.00
V.1, no.14 (1900) Two Dead and Lost Churches of the Swatara
V.1, no.15 (1900) The Palatine and Scotch-Irish Settlers of Lebanon County
V.1, no.16 (1900) Some Doctors of the Olden Times
V.1, no.17 (1900) The Early Churches of Lebanon County
V.1, no.18 (1900)* Third Annual Meeting Lebanon County – A Brief of its Celebrated Law Cases; Lebanon County – A Story of Its Newspapers; The Legend of the Wandering Indian (Poem) 4.00
V.2, no.1 (1901) Cornwall Furnace and the Cornwall Ore Banks, or Mine Hills
V.2, no.2 (1901) Lebanon County in the French and Indian War; Regina, the German Captive – Part 1 – The Location, Part 2 – The Story
Vol.2, no.3 (1901) Mt. Gretna – Origin of the Name; Colonial Events: East Pennsylvania and Schaefferstown; A Story of the Quittapahilla (Poem)
V.2, no.4 (1901)* Fourth Annual Meeting: George Steitz, the Founder; The North End; Honor the Irish, Too; Retrospect, Dec. 1900 to Dec. 1901; Old Hebron Church and the Ladies 4.00
V.2, no.5 (1902) The First Trial, Conviction and Execution for Murder in Lebanon County, Pa.
V.2, no.6 (1902)* Fifth Annual Meeting: Influence of a Historical Society on a Community; Poem – “What Makes a Fellow Homesick”; Our Ancestors; Memoriam on John Meily 4.00
V.2, no.7 (1903) The United Brethren Church in Lebanon County
V.2, no.8 (1903)* State Roads and Highways in Eastern Pennsylvania and Lebanon County 4.00
V.2, no.9 (1903)* The Episcopal Church in Lebanon County 4.00
V.2, no.10 (1903) The Mills of the Quittapahilla
V.2, no.11 (1903) Addresses of the Sixth Annual Meeting, December 15, 1903; The Pennsylvania-German and his English and Scotch-Irish Neighbors; The Educational Work of Lebanon County; Jacob Weidle, a Biographical Sketch
V.2, no.12 (1904) St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lebanon, Pa.
V.2, no.13 (1904) Lebanon County in Our State Legislature
V.2, no.14 (1904) The Annville Academy
V.3, no.1 (1904) The Iron Industries of Lebanon County; The Legend of the Hounds (Poem)
V.3, no.2 (1904) The Eastern Border of Lebanon County; The Western Border of Lebanon County
V.3, no.3 (1904) Seventh Annual Meeting and Banquet, December 29, 1904; Steitztown; My Impression of Lebanon; Simeon Guilford, Civil Engineer and Iron Master
V.3, no.4 (1905) The First Twenty-Five Years of Lebanon Valley College; The First Twenty-Five Years of Palatinate College
V.3, no.5 (1905) An Early Educational Project of Lebanon Town
V.3, no.6 (1905)* The Women’s Aid Society of Lebanon During the War of the Rebellion 4.00
V.3, no.7 (1905) Lebanon County’s Emergency Volunteers at Gettysburg
V.3, no.8 (1905) A Final Word as to Regina, the German Captive
V.3, no.9 (1905) Folk Lore and Superstitious Beliefs of Lebanon County
V.3, no.10 (1905)* Eighth Annual Meeting: Col. Joseph Wood A Biographical Sketch; To Our Muse; Early Lebanon County Recollections; Memoriam on H.M. Capp, J.A. Weimer, D.W. Miller and W.E. Brunner 4.00
V.3, no.11 (1906) Quaint and Historic Makers and Inscriptions of Lebanon County
V.3, no.12 (1906) The Myerstown Academy
V.3, no.13 (1906) The Fire Companies of Lebanon
V.4, no.1 (1906) Myerstown, Its Men and Events of the Past
V.4, no.2 (1907) Swatara Collegiate Institute
V.4, no.3 (1907) The Know-Nothing Party in Lebanon County
V.4, no.4 (1907) The Color Episode of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the First Day’s Fight at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863
V.4, no.5 (1908)* Annual Meeting: County Events of 1907; Memoriam on G.B. Woomer, Rev. F.J.F. Schantz, C.E. Rauch, C.L. Henry, T.H. Capp, W.T. Atkins 4.00
V.4, no.6 (1908) Lebanon County Imprints and Bibliography
V.4, no.7 (1908) Notes and Medical History of Lebanon County
V.4, no.8 (1908) The Lebanon Academy
V.4, no.9 (1908) Palmyra – Its History and Its Surroundings
V.4, no.10 (1908) Annals of Schaefferstown, With Some Reference to the Early Jewish Community
V.4, no.11 (1909)* Eleventh Annual Meeting: Report of the Committee on History; The Presbyterian Church in Lebanon County; Work of the Lebanon County Historical Society; Pennsylvania Soldiers at Valley Forge; Memoriam on John Richard Meily, Rev. A.M. Abel, J.A. DeHuff 4.00
V.4, no.12 (1909) Lebanon County’s Part in the Revolutionary War
V.4, no.13 (1909) Description and Historical Memorials of Heilman Dale
V.5, no.1 (1909) The Palmyra Academy
V.5, no.2 (1909)* Twelfth Annual Meeting: Our Country; Our Neighbors; Our State; Memoriam on J.H. Redsecker, R.R. Uhler, E.B. Biernan, J.S. Krause 4.00
V.5, no.3 (1910) Annville: Township and Town
V.5, no.4 (1910) The German Newspapers of Lebanon County
V.5, no.5 (1909, 1910) Stories of Old Stumpstown
V.5, no.6 (1910) Report of the Executive Committee on a Seal for the Society; The Seal of the Lebanon County Historical Society; A Word About Seals; The Annual Dinner with Addresses, February 16, 1911
V.5, no.7 (1911)* The Humberger School Association and Its School 4.00
V.5, no.8 (1911)* Lebanon County in the Foreign Wars of the United States, 1898-1902 4.00
V.5, no.9 (1912) The Annual Meeting – December 15, 1911; Biographical Sketch of Rev. J. E. Hiester, D.D.; The Annual Dinner – February 15, 1912; History in the Hearts and Minds of the American People; A Maker of History
V.6, no.1 (1912)* Our Ancestors in the British Prisons of the Revolution 4.00
V.6, no.2 (1912) A Story of the Beginnings and First Things in Lebanon County
V.6, no.3 (1912) Henry William Stiegel
V.6, no.4 (1913) A Lebanonian Amongst a Strange People
V.6, no.5 (1913) The Founding of Fredericksburg, Pa.
V.6, no.6 (1913) A History of Lebanon County Prior to 1876
V.6, no.7 (1914)* Fifteenth Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Prof. Cyrus Boger; Daniel Stine; Chronicles of Events of Lebanon Co. during the Early Part of 1913; Centenaries of 1914; Memoriam of E.C. Freeman 4.00
V.6, no.8 (1913) Moravian Influence in the Settlement and Early Development of Lebanon County
V.6, no.9 (1914) Frederick Stump, the Founder of Fredericksburg
V.6, no.10 (1914) Cooking Utensils and Cookery of Our Grandmothers; Lard-Dips, Candlesticks and Lamps, or the Light of Other Days
V.6, no.11 (1914)* Seventeenth Annual Meeting: A Review of the Year’s Work; Biographical Sketch of Hon. John M. Kinports; Historical Education and Historical Societies 4.00
V.6, no.12 (1914) Millbach History and Lore
V.6, no.13 (1915) Luster Ware
V.6, no.14 (1915)* Eighteenth Annual Meeting; Biographical Sketch of Gen. John Philip DeHaas; Chronicle of Events in Lebanon Co. during Early Part of 1915 4.00
V.6, no.15 (1915) Annville’s Oldest Burial Place and Its Memories
V.6, no.16 (1915) A Lebanon County Old-Time Back-woods Preacher
V.6, no.17 (1916) The American Iron and Steel Manufacturing Co.
V.7, no.1 (1916) Nineteenth Annual Meeting, December 22, 1916; Biographical Sketch of John Smith; Some Hitherto Unpublished Documents Pertaining to Lebanon County’s Part in the War of the Revolution
V.7, no.2 (1916) Life and Services of General John Philip De Hass
V.7, no.3 (1916)* Conservation of the Past 4.00
V.7, no.4 (1916)* A Literary Governor: Hon. Thomas Lynch Montgomery 4.00
V.7, no.5 (1917)* Twentieth Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Prof. Daniel Balsbaugh; Memoriam on D.P. Witmeyer; H.C. Shirk, H. Houck, A.E. Lehman, Col. A.F. Seltzer, H. Brock, Rev. H.E. Hayden, E.F. Burnside, T. Evans, C.A. DeHuff- Meily 4.00
V.7, no.6 (1917) The Name “Heilman” in European, American and Lebanon County History
V.7, no.7 (1917) The History of Greenville; The Great Fire at Fredericksburg, Pa. (Poem); An Old-Time Religious Service in Bethel Township
V.7, no.8 (1918)* Some Reminiscences of Noted Men and Times 4.00
V.7, no.9 (1919)* Twenty-first Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Rev. William Hiester; Memoriam on T.J. Mays, J.Y. Boyd S.R. Ludwig, W.T. Bruce, I. Kegerreis; D.T. Werner, A.B. Gloninger, M.D. 4.00
V.7, no.10 (1919)* Pennsylvania’s Free School Laws of 1834 and Their Great Defender, Thaddeus Stevens 4.00
V.7, no.11 (1919)* The Genesis of “Der Pihwie”, with Reminiscences of its Author, Rev. Henry Harbaugh, D.D.; Who Discovered America? 4.00
V.7, no.12 (1919)* Twenty-second Annual Meeting; Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Casper Stoever; Memoriam on E. Shuey, Rev. J.H. Reid, J.H. Miller, J.H. Kreider, W.W. Weigley 4.00
V.8, no.1 (1921)* The Monitor of the Civil War 4.00
V.8, no.2 (1916) Graves That Tell a Tale
V.8, no.3 (1916) The Church of the Brethren (Dunkers) in Lebanon County
V.8, no.4 (n.d.) Beginning of the Evangelical Church in Lebanon County
V.8, no.5 (n.d.)* Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Conrad Templeman 4.00
V.8, no.6 (1922) Lebanon County’s Distinguished Governor, John Andrew Melchior Shulze
V.8, no.7 (1922) The History of Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pa.
V.8, no.8 (1922) In Rebel Prisons
V.8, no.9 (1922) The Ephrata Cloister and Its Music
V.8, no.10 (1923) The Premier Among Our Edible Fruits
V.8, no.11 (1923) The Story of Valley Forge
V.8, no.12 (1923) Company D, 109th Machine Gun Battalion of the World War
V.8, no.13 (n.d.) Company B, 103rd Ammunition Train in the World War
V.8, no.14 (1924) Index to the First Eight Volumes of the Publications of the Lebanon County Historical Society
V.9, no.1 (1924)* The Stone of Destiny and Ireland of Old 4.00
V.9, no.2 (1925) An Old Tragedy of Jackson Township; Report of Biographical Committee; Squire Adam Reed
V.9, no.3 (1925) Henry William Stiegel and Stiegel Glass; When Grandma was Young
V.9, no.4 (1925, 1926) The Old Hill Church; A Glimpse Into the Kitchen and Dining Room of Colonial Days
V.9, no.5 (1926) Old Clocks; Conrad Weiser
V.9, no.6 (1927) A Short History of the Lebanon Post Office; The Post Service of the U.S. and Its Stamps
V.9, no.7 (1927) Pennsylvania Women in the Revolution; Granny Forney’s Cake and Beer Shop
V.9, no.8 (1927) Grandmother’s Old Blue Historical China and Its Makers
V.9, no.9 (1928) The Early Schools and Teachers Among Our German Ancestors
V.9, no.10 (1928) The Early Settlers of Pennsylvania; An Old Colonial Homestead
V.9, no.11 (1929) The Colonial Medicine Chest
V.10, no.1 (1929) Unveiling of Tablet, Hebron Moravian Cemetery
V.10, no.2 (1930)* Our Educational System in Its Early Growth 4.00
V.10, no.3 (1931)* A South Sea Adventure — The Tragic Experience of a Resident of Lebanon Co. on the Island of St. Matthias in the Bismarck Archipelago — Brief Sketch of Hugo Krebs — A Participant 4.00
V.10, no.4 (1931) Our Old Taverns and Maps
V.10, no.5 (1932) The Religious Life of the Pennsylvania German Pioneers; The First Stoevers
V.10, no.6 (1932) President George Washington’s Three Visits to Lebanon County; Lebanon City and County in Brief Sketches; How a General Failed to Get a Regiment’s Colors
V.10, no.7 (1934) The Pennsylvania Germans and Their First Schools
V.10, no.8 (1934)* Lebanon County Schools Centennial Celebration of Founding of Public Schools in Pennsylvania 4.00
V.10, no.9 (1935) A Resume of Experiences During the World War – Roster of Lieut. F. S. Frantz in Co. E., 317th Infantry
V.10, no.10 (1935) Memoriam and Tribute to Captain Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards; also History of Hauck Family who gave Memorial Building
V.11, no.1 (1936) Early and Historic Churches in Lebanon Valley Prior to 1800
V.11, no.2 (1936)* A History of Secondary Education in Lebanon, Penna. 4.00
V.11, no.3 (1937) Some Social and Economic Trends in Lebanon County
V.11, no.4 (1938) The Development of East Lebanon from the Kucher, Gloninger, and Krause Farms
V.11, no.5 (1939) The Union Canal. Its Origin, Development and Passing and Strolls Along its Tow Path Through the Lebanon Valley
V.11, no.6 (1942) A History of the Lebanon Valley Railroad
V.12, no.1 (1943) Lebanon: Its Economic, Political and Social Development Between 1845-1865
V.12, no.2 (n.d.) A History of the Reistville School; Old Wells of Lebanon
V.12, no.3 (1950, 1951, 1952) The Rise of an Iron Community: An Economic History of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from 1740 to 1865
V.13, no.1 (1955)* The Life of William Rank 4.00
V.13, no.2 (1956)* The Diaries of William Rank 4.00
V.13, no.3 (1957)* The End of the Road: The Berks and Dauphin Turnpike 4.00
V.13, no.4 (1962)* Diaries of Daniel Fegan, Jr. (1862-1863) 4.00
V.13, no.5 (1963)* Civil War: Lebanon at Gettysburg 4.00
V.13, no.6 (1963)* Reflections on Battle of Gettysburg 4.00
V.13, no.7 (1964)* Swatara Journal 4.00
V.13, no.8 (1965) Mt. Gretna
V.14, no.1 (1966)* Two Canals of Lebanon County 7.00
V.14, no.2 (1967)* Pennsylvania Dutch Essays 3.00
V.14, no.3 (1968)* Ground Rents and Charges (of early Lebanon) 4.00
V.14, no.4 (1969) Cornwall Railroad
V.14, no.5 (1970) Shadows of The Rhine Along The Tulpehocken
V.14, no.6 (1971) History of Hangings for Homicide in Lebanon County
V.14, no.7 (1972) Shadows of the Rhine #2
V.15, no.1 (1976) General John Philip de Haas; Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lebanon County
V.15, no.2 (1977)* James Lick 4.00
V.15, no.3 (1978)* The Circle L Story: A History of the Lebanon Steel Foundry (softcover) 5.00
V.15, no.3 (1978)* The Circle L Story: A History of the Lebanon Steel Foundry (hardcover) 10.00
V.15, no.4 (1980) Historic Sites Survey
V.15, no.5 (1981)* Three Faces of Penryn Park 4.00
V.16, no.1 (1982, 1992) Touch of Time, Robert Haversham Coleman
V.16, no.2 (1983)* Hill Lutheran Church 250th Anniversary. Includes cemetery map and survey of historical burials. 94p. Illus. 11.00
V.16, no.3 (n.d.) Mt. Gretna Narrow Gauge Railroad, 1889-1915
V.16, no.4 (1985)* The Union Canal and the Lehmans, 1828–1885 5.00
V.17, no.1 (1986)* Shadows of the Rhine Along the Tulpehocken, Book 3 3.50
V.17, no.2 (n.d.) Colonel McCarter, The Fighting Parson; Bassler and His Jackson Guards
V.17, no.3 (1989)* A Man of No Country: The Case of Colonel Hausseggar 4.00
V.17, no.4 (1993)* On My Honor 5.00
V.17, no.5 (1994)* The Mt. Gretna Maximum State Security Prison: A Momentous Failure 3.00
V.18, no.2 (1998)* The Lebanon County Historical Society, A Centennial History 1898–1998 12.00
* Guide to the Genealogical Materials of the Hauck Memorial Library housed in the Lebanon County Historical Society 5.00
(1983)* 300 Years in Lebanon County: A Tercenary History. Includes text and photographs, published for the 300th anniversary of Pennsylvania. 96p. Illus. 6.00
(1991)* A Map of Historical Sites & Memorabilia of the City of Lebanon by Earl P. Leiby and Charles Stine. 3.00
(1992)* The Touch of Time: Robert Haversham Coleman 1856–1930 by Richard E. Noble (1992 reprint). The story of R. H. Coleman and his forebears. 79p. 8.00
(1992)* A Postcard History of Lebanon County (softcover) 14.00
* A Postcard History of Lebanon County (hardcover) 28.00
(1995)* Cemetery Map of Lebanon County by William Smith, updated 1995 by Christine Mason. Includes location of cemeteries no longer in existence. 3.50
(1996)* A History of Hangings For Homicide in Lebanon County by Hon. G. Thomas Gates (reprint). The first hundred years of hangings, including the Blue Eyed Six. 82p. 10.00
(1996)* The Colemans: Lebanon’s Royal Family. A history of the Coleman and Brock families of “Mt. Lebanon”. 196p. Illus. 15.00
(1999)* The History of Lawn, Pennsylvania by William E. Stoffel and David B. Flory. Includes maps and photographs of Lawn. 96p. Illus. 9.00
* Palmyra’s Jimmy Bucher 4.50
(2000)* Railroads of Lebanon County by Donald Rhoads Jr. and Robert Heilman. A comprehensive history of the Lebanon County railroad network. Includes a large number of original photographs. 196p. Illus. 20.00
(2001)* Campbelltown, Pennsylvania by Donald Rhoads Jr. The first comprehensive history of Campbelltown. 28p. Illus. 15.00
(2003)* Hessian Prisoners and Their Employers in the Lebanon Township Area by Gladys Bucher Sowers. A history of Hessian prisoners. 70p. 10.00
(2004)* The Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle and Its Lebanon County Connection by Beverly Manbeck. A history of the long rifle and its makers in Lebanon County. 37p. 7.00
(2004)* From Lickdale, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, into the Swatara Gap by Francis W. Ditzler Jr. A history of its people, industry, and community organizations. 76p. Illus. 12.00
(2005)* Cold Spring Hotel Site: Uncovering its Layers of History by James C. Logan and James M. Logan. 88p. Illus. 12.00
(2006)* Lebanon County in the French and Indian War by Beverly Manbeck 7.50
(2007)* Driving Tour of Lebanon County, compiled by Beverly Manbeck, Michael Trump, James Dibert, and Donald Rhoads, Jr. 12.00
(2008) One Room Schools in Lebanon County, 8th edition, compiled by Wayne Anspach. Includes over 150 group photographs. sold out 21.00
(2008)* Manufacturing a Tradition: A History of Lebanon Bologna by Chris Sholly. 62p. Illus. 12.00
(2010)* The Craftsmen of Decorated Dower Chests, Tall Case Clocks, and Fancy Woven Coverlets of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by Gretchen Krause Rohland. color illus. 15.00
Vol.20, no.1 (2011)* The Day-Light Department Store Remembered by Dave Haak. 56p. Illus. 12.00
Vol.20, no.2 (2012)* City of Lebanon Bridges Over Norfolk Southern by Donald L. Rhoads Jr. and Gladys Bucher Sowers. 79p. Illus. donation

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