From the Archives:
For Researchers

For an authoritative guide on conducting Underground Railroad research, check the National Park Service web site.  The handbook is out of print, but available online.

National Park Service
Exploring a Common Past: Researching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

Explore these outstanding local, state and national collections in person or online.

Crawford County Historical Society
Meadville Public Library
Second Floor
848 North Main Street
Meadville
, PA  16335
(814) 724-6080

Erie County Historical Society and Museums
ERIE HISTORY CENTER
419 State Street
Erie, PA  16501
(814) 454-1813

Erie County Public Library
Raymond M. Blasco Memorial Library
Heritage Room
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA  16507
(814) 451-6983

Mercer County Historical Society
119 South Pitt Street
Mercer
, PA  16137
(724) 662-3490

Warren County Historical Society
210 Fourth Avenue
Warren, PA  16365
(814) 723-1795

Venango County Historical Society
301 South Park Street, P.O. Box 101
Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323
Phone: 814-437-2275

Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090 
(717) 783-3281

Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660

National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272
 

For Teachers: Online Resources