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Either set an appointment to see our full collection in the lower level of the Schmidt Library, or browse our digitized offerings here.



Explore YCP's history through curated artifacts and documents that span over 200 years. They include student and faculty publications, photographs and other primary sources.

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This collection includes nearly 150 years of photographs from York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives. From our beginnings in York City as part of St. John’s Episcopal Church on North Beaver Street (1787) and York Collegiate Institute on College Avenue and Duke Street (1873) to our present location on Country Club Road (since 1961), these images offer a glimpse into the people and places that make up our unique past.

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Other local history resources

  • York County Archives: Records of over 40 different county offices during various periods throughout the past 250 years (beginning in August of 1749, when York County was formed from Lancaster County).

  • York County History Center: More than 90,000 artifacts documenting the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community over nearly 300 years. They paint an impressive history.

Special Collections

Rare and fragile books, maps, sources relating to local history, and related artifacts are available (in person) for research and to satisfy the curious.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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For more information or clarity, please contact Karen Rice-Young, Archives & Special Collections Manager

Note: Appointment Only

  • Archives & Special Collections:
    • Phone: 717-815-1439
    • Email: 
    • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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