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Papers of Arthur D. Hershey, 1982-2008

Identifier: 03-2008.007

Scope and Contents

Mr. Hershey’s collection is an outstanding resource for researchers interested in agriculture, conservation, rural development and leadership, and recycling. Researchers interested in politics, the many concerns for legislators in Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will also find this collection to be a valuable resource. The collection consists of campaign materials, biographical and office materials, legislative work from 1983-2008, topic files, information regarding House District 13, correspondence, press, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, awards and videos.

It is important to note that the processor of this collection maintained Mr. Hershey’s original order as much as possible, and therefore, although there are series entitled both press and correspondence, the collection is peppered with these types of material. The “Correspondence,” series consists largely of thank you notes and letters, while correspondence regarding legislation and topics was generally filed (by Mr. Hershey) within those files. Press was handled similarly by Mr. Hershey. As a result, researchers should search by topics first, as the bulk of related material will be found in those files.

Mr. Hershey also donated a number of oversized awards and certificates which are housed with other oversized materials. Mr. Hershey's scrapbooks were scanned and access to them is available to researchers visiting the House Archives.� Researchers interested in Mr. Hershey and the topics in which he was involved should inquire for his Oral History Interview which was conducted on October 29, 2008.


  • 1983 - 2008
  • Acquisition: December 11, 2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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8.50 Cubic Feet (Shelf Space)

12.00 items (Oversized)



Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in 15 series: Series 1. Campaign Materials; Series 2. Biographical Information and Office Material; Series 3. Legislative Work (Subdivided by Two-Year Session); Series 4. Topic Files; Series 5. House District 13 Boroughs and Townships; Series 6. House District 13 Transportation Issues; Series 7. Correspondence; Series 8. Press; Series 9. Speeches; Series 10. Events; Series 11. Photographs; Series 12. Memorabilia; Series 13. Awards; Series 14.� Video; and Series 15. Oversized Material.

Custodial History

Arthur D. Hershey to Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Source of Acquisition

Arthur D. Hershey

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

A researcher interested in Arthur D. Hershey or the topics in which he was involved should examine his Oral History Interview, which was conducted on October 29, 2008.

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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository