Collections

Historic Pittsburgh comprises a variety of primary and secondary sources from multiple partners about the greater Pittsburgh region, including a wide range of publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research.

Beazel Family Papers

Papers hold the accounting records and personal and business correspondence between 1809-1888 related to the Beazel family, who lived in Westmoreland County and Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Bedford County Township Tax Receipts

Contains tax receipts from various townships in Bedford County, Pa. (1763-1838); each tax receipt includes a list of names of taxpayers along with the amount paid to the township.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Bill Green Photographs

Contains selected images from c. 1930 to 1974 that document the operation of the Bill Green’s nightclub in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania. The collection includes images of Bill Green, his nightclub, musicians, radio broadcasts, and events.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Birmingham United Church of Christ Records

Collection contains a constitution and journal, history, minute books, lists of members, memorial publications, baptismal, marriage, burial, and financial records from 1843-1977 of the Birmingham United Church of Christ.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

Contains images of blind men and women engaged in occupations such as making brooms, weaving, and caning chairs.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Breathe Pennsylvania Records

Contains images from ca. 1910 to 2000 that document Breathe Pennsylvania's work in promoting respiratory health in Western Pennsylvania. The collection includes images of the organization offering health services and promoting education initiatives.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Bruce Drisbach-American Steel & Wire Company Photographs

Visual images from 1915-1917 depict the construction of the American Steel & Wire Company building, equipment, and worker housing construction in Donora (Pa.).

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Bryce Brothers and Lenox Incorporated Glass Records

Visual images of depictions of glassware manufacturing as well as images of products, product displays, glass production facilities, and employees from Bryce Brothers Company and Lenox, Inc.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Bureau of Building Inspection, Department of Public Safety, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records

Contains yearly dockets of building permits and monthly reports of issued building permits by the Bureau of Building Inspection (City of Pittsburgh), including three volumes which span 1894-1908 of Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, prior to annexation by the City of Pittsburgh.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh