About the Library and Archives

The Hauck Memorial Library and Archives is named in honor of Mrs. Sarah Embich Hauck (1842–1934), who posthumously provided the Lebanon County Historical Society with its first wholly-owned facility at Sixth and Walnut Streets in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. It is a non-circulating repository for Lebanon County history and genealogy.

Some of our main genealogical sources include:

  • church histories, records, and cemetery surveys
  • federal census records
  • local newspapers on microfilm, including Pennsylvania German publications
  • historical maps and city business directories
  • county marriage records on microfilm from 1886 through 1949
  • several hundred compiled family histories
  • family and individual manuscript collections on dozens of surnames
  • high school yearbooks

We also hold a vast collection of local history resources including, but not limited to:

  • a variety of photographs and postcards of local places, businesses, and people
  • World War II veterans clipping files
  • Bethlehem Steel, Lebanon Steel Foundry, and many other local industry and business records and memorabilia
  • Railroad, Union Canal, and other transportation industry records
  • the Coleman collection (MG-182; see LCHS website)
  • school publications, photographs, and records
  • Firefighters' Association and local fire company records
  • Woman's Club, YMCA, Boy Scout, Chamber of Commerce, and many other organization records
  • historical publications from the surrounding counties
  • a library of Pennsylvania history books

Please read our policies on the research archives page (link below) if you anticipate a visit or would like to make a research enquiry.

The Hauck Memorial Library and Archives
Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042

Dr. Adam T. Bentz
Archivist & Librarian
717-272-1473
archive@lchsociety.org (preferred)