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More Links of Interest

A few more links about Johnstown history of interest to researchers.

morleysmallLibrary of Congress holdings

Other resources

  • America’s Industrial Heritage publications about Southwestern Pennsylvania: Completed in the late 80s and early 90s, these books about a nine-county region of Southwestern Pennsylvania were a project of the National Park Service. Digitized copies can be accessed at the link above. Of particular interest to JAHA and our audiences is “The Character of a Steel Mill City: Four Historic Neighborhoods of Johnstown, PA,” which gives a wonderful overview of Johnstown, Downtown, Cambria City/Minersville, and Westmont; and “Historic Resource Study: Cambria Iron Company.” Great information about Windber can be found in “A Legacy of Coal: The Coal Company Towns of Southwestern PA.”
  • Cambria County Historical Society — The CCHS site provides information about the society’s mission and services.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance maps — These maps were developed by the Sanborn Insurance Company to assess fire risk in various neighborhoods in Johnstown. They are among the best pre- and post-flood maps of Johnstown (available maps are dated 1886, 1891, 1895, and 1913), and have been digitized by Penn State University.
  • Southmont Centennial website — This website was developed by Nadine Carr of JAHA to celebrate the 2019 centennial of Southmont, one of Johnstown’s historic neighborhoods.