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Papers of Herbert Fineman, 1955-1977

Identifier: 2005.004

Scope and Contents

This collection is an outstanding resource for researchers investigating the history of legislatures as well as the modernizing process. The papers consist of an extensive library of books on legislatures in general and files on the National Conference of State Legislatures and Pennsylvania’s legislature. In addition, there are records on the Bicentennial Session of the General Assembly held in Philadelphia in 1976 as well as office activity records. Fineman’s speeches on a multitude of topics provide an in depth view into his beliefs on issues as well as allowing a researcher to appreciate his style and sense of humor. An excellent collection of photographs is the last segment of this collection.


  • 1955 - 1977
  • Acquisition: 12/04/2004


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Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Office of the Chief Clerk


4.25 Cubic Feet



Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into eight series: 1. Books about Legislatures; 2. National Conference of State Legislative Leaders; 3. Pennsylvania Legislative Information; 4. Bicentennial Session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 1976; 5. Speeches; 6. Office Records; 7. Photographs and Images; and 8. Oversized.

Source of Acquisition

Herbert Fineman

Method of Acquisition


Papers of Herbert Fineman
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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository