You can now search our
card catalog files right from your computer in the comfort of your home.
The project was
spearheaded by the Library and Museum Committee under the direction of
Clarence Spohn in conjunction with the Ephrata National Bank.
Approximately 33,000 cards contained in the Society's card files were
scanned in PDF format and are now available on their own page on this
site for you to peruse.
The cards in the file
represent the photograph, manuscript, and library collections of the
Society cataloged, for the most part, prior to the year 2000. (A few
books continued to be entered in the several years that
followed.) Beginning in 2000 the Society adopted digital cataloging and
now uses the museum software PastPerfect, which allows for more detailed
and sophisticated cataloging and easier searching. We may someday be
able to place our PastPerfect records online; for now, keep in mind that
the cards do not represent the entire collection.
When browsing the cards, take note of the numbers in the upper
right-hand corners. Numbers prefaced with "MS" denote manuscript items
and numbers prefaced with "P" denote photographs. Occasionally you may
find a number prefaced with "CV," which denotes an object. Cards for
books carry call numbers in the upper left-hand corners, and vertical
file materials have no numbers.
If you are interested in seeing or
obtaining copies of any of the items in the catalog, or need more
information concerning them, please contact the Society's librarian,
Cynthia Marquet, by calling the Society at 717 733-1616 or sending an
Enjoy your searching!
Select a card catalog drawer from our Society Card File
scroll through the file
The first set of files are the Col. George S. Howard Files.
The second set of
files are the A - Z files of the Society.