Heidi Abbey Moyer

Heidi Abbey Moyer

Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian

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About Me

Ms. Moyer has worked in academic libraries for over thirty years and has been at Penn State since 2006. She is the Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian and faculty liaison librarian to the School of Humanities, as well as the Archivist and Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections in the Madlyn L. Hanes Library, Penn State Harrisburg, 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, and English. Ms. Moyer also 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. in biology and art history (Juniata College), M.A. in art history (University of Maryland at College Park), and an M.L.S. (University at Albany, SUNY), and is a C.A. (Certified Archivist) with membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists. Like her educational background in the arts and sciences, Heidi’s research interests are interdisciplinary and range from archival advocacy, exhibitions and outreach, and environmental sustainability, to Motherhood studies 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