The Archives of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is home to permanently valuable historical records created by its Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Committees, Offices, and staff. Visitors to the Archives are able to acquire a better understanding of the history of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, one of the oldest governmental bodies in the United States, and its impact on Pennsylvania's citizens today. The Archives is only one of two archives dedicated to preserving the records of a legislative body in the United States.
Many of the items collected by the House Archives through the years are now on display in the Archives' exhibit area and in various exhibits in the Capitol Complex. By utilizing these items in rotating exhibits, the House Archives tells the story of the House and its Members.