Thursday, September 20, 2012

Local History Geek Heaven

from our friends at the Economy League:

We put summer intern Christian Cortes to work at the scanner in order to add to our online library of Economy League research. With a body of work back to 1909, we didn't get everything uploaded; however, for the first time we can offer a list of reports published by the Economy League and our predecessor organizations Pennsylvania Economy League and the Bureau of Municipal Research. Also now online is a list sortable by subject (zoning, health and safety, planning, pensions/labor, budget, etc.) of Citizens' Business newsletter topics from 1911 to 1987. We hope that you'll find it useful.

I skimmed through the list of older reports and could easily spend weeks or months reading through them.  The raw material for several doctoral dissertations are in there.  

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