University Park Campus History Collections

This collection of primary source materials focuses on the design and planning of the Penn State University Park campus. The development of the campus from the 1870s to the 1970s is documented by a selection of maps, photographs, construction drawings, specifications, statistical information, and news releases and articles. Important designers such as Charles Z. Klauder have shaped the campus which includes two National Register Historic Districts – the Ag Hill District and the Old Campus Complex. This selection of approximately 200 images provides examples of the much larger collection in the University Archives, part of the Libraries' Special Collections.