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Literary & Cultural Heritage Map of PA

This third edition of the PA Center for the Book’s Literary & Cultural Heritage Maps of PA—originally one map (see first online edition) launched in 2000 as the first to replace paper literary maps published by English teachers across the nation (see PA's 1959 paper map)—introduces four geospatial displays of short biographies and feature articles:

1) Literary Map – over 450 bios of writers displayed by genre
2) Chronological Literary Map – Literary Map bios displayed chronologically
3) Literary, Cultural, & Feature Map - over 1,500 bios of literary & cultural figures displayed by vocation, as well as feature articles on notable landmarks & events
4) Chronological Literary, Cultural, & Feature Map - all bios and articles displayed chronologically

These four maps link to rich resources, many written by Penn State students and local writers, provide several modes of exploring the social context of PA’s literary & cultural history, and are designed to contribute to PA & national core 4-12 curriculums when paired with (forthcoming) corresponding lesson plans.

Use this Biography Search Bar to find the biography of a specific literary or cultural figure, or to search biographies by the categories indicated by each field: