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Hanley Library Special Collections

The Friends of Hanley Library Archives Room is a new addition to the library. It holds the majority of the library's special collections. These collections include; the W. Forres Stewart Photography Collection, the scrapbooks of Elizabeth Emery Fesenmyer that include 50 years of Bradford related clippings, and the Michael and Marie T. Schultz Collection of Civil Conservation Corps memorabilia.

The Robert C. Laing, Jr. Room houses Dr. Laing's personal collection of books, the limited editions collection of Edgar Cohn, and the books and manuscripts of Marvin Lowenthal. The room also contains the artwork of the late Doris Van de Bogart.

The library retains a restricted access collection of local authors, books on local topics, and books containing genealogical materials - such as cemetery records and census documents. The Census Microfilm holdings cover McKean county and surrounding Pennsylvania and New York counties

The Hanley Library Archives Specialist maintains a Vertical File of news items concerning local events, businesses, and individuals.

A number of individual items decorate the interior of the library including sculptures, realia, and photographs.

The Hanley Library Stewardship Statement
Over the years Hanley Library has been the proud recipient of material from many families wishing to preserve a family member’s estate of books and other significant collections. The library is dedicated to being a good steward to all the collections that are entrusted to the library. The library carefully preserves the collection according to the nature of the material and shares the contents, mostly through notation of its existence in the library’s worldwide accessible catalogue, through local displays, and through access to the archives.