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Welcome to’s Collection Database

Lancaster, PA.  Center Square Museum logo James Davis Inventory exists to engage and educate the public about the people, places, and events that shaped Lancaster County within the broader context of the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America.

This collection database provides access to a large portion of’s collection, including photographs, objects, and Lancaster County’s historic government records. To complete your search of our cataloged collection items, you may also wish to search our Library Catalog and Manuscript Group Finding Aids. Although the databases are updated regularly, not all of our collections are searchable online.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the staff directly at Visit us at and 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster, PA.

Tips for Searching

Requesting Image and Document Reproductions
For image and document reproductions, please see the instructions that accompany each collection: Archives, Photos, Objects.