Heidi Abbey Moyer

Heidi Abbey Moyer

Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian

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About Me

Heidi has served multiple roles in the University Libraries since 2006.  She is the Humanities Reference Librarian and faculty liaison librarian to the School of Humanities, as well as the Archivist and Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at the Penn State Harrisburg Library in Middletown, PA.  In her role as a liaison librarian, she supports several programs, including American Studies (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communications, Humanities, English, and minors that range from African American Studies and Music Studies to Theatre and Women's Studies.  As the first archivist in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, Heidi manages Archives and Special Collections and stewards primary resource materials with collection strengths in American photography, the history of southcentral Pennsylvania, Three Mile Island, and women’s history in the United States.

She holds a B.A. (Juniata College), M.A. (University of Maryland at College Park), and an M.L.S. (University at Albany, SUNY), with specializations in biology, art, and art history, as well as archives and records management. Like her educational background in the arts and sciences, Heidi’s research interests are interdisciplinary and range from archival advocacy and environmental sustainability for archives, local history, and oral history, to Motherhood studies, woman suffrage, and women’s health and wellness. 


Office Address

Library, Room 303A

Department Address

351 Olmsted Drive
Middletown, PA 17057-4850

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Academic Support Areas

School of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg

Research Interests

American Studies, Archives and Special Collections, Art History, Children's Literature, Digital Curation, Environmental Sustainability, Motherhood Studies, Museum Studies, Women's Studies


Archives and Special Collections, Primary Source Literacy, Library Instruction