Monroe County Historical Association

Stroud Mansion Museum & Library • Stroudsburg, Pa.


A guide to resources for students studying to compete in the Monroe County History Challenge sponsored by the Monroe County Historical Association.



Klein, Philip S., and Ari Hoogenboom.
A History of Pennsylvania. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1973.

Miller, Randal M., and William Pencak, eds.
Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

Stevens, Sylvester.
Pennsylvania: Birthplace of a Nation. Random House, 1964

Monroe County:

Appel, John, coord.
History of Monroe County, Pennsylvania: 1726-1976. East Stroudsburg, Pa.: Pocono Hospital Auxiliary, 1976.

Brodhead, L.W.
The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Early History. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Sherman, 1870.

Keller, Robert B.
History of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Stroudsburg, Pa.: Monroe Publishing Company, 1927.

Koehler, LeRoy J.
The History of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, During the Civil War. Stroudsburg, Pa.: n.p., 1950.

Leiser, Amy. Various articles posted on the
Monroe County Historical Association website.

Squeri, Lawrence.
Better in the Poconos: The Story of Pennsylvania’s Vacationland. University Park: The Pennsylvania University Press, 2002.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania, 175th Anniversary. Pocono Mts. Publications, Stroudsburg, Pa. 2011

United States history and government:

Any standard history and government textbooks.