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.

CONSOL Energy, Inc. Mine Maps and Records

Visual images from the 1930s-1940s depict the Consolidation Coal Company (the forerunner of CONSOL Energy Inc.) and its operations, including miners at work, mine construction, interiors of shafts, mine cars, barges carrying coal, and railroad cars filled with coal. Also includes hand-drawn above-ground maps and annual reports.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Camp Johnson Photographs

Contains images from c. 1939 to 1995 of camp activities and reunions for Camp James Weldon Johnson in Beaver County that depict campers, counselors, and staff participating in summer camp activities such as hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Carnegie Museum of Art Collection of Photographs

Visual images from the 1870s-1950s show scenes from mills and factories, street activity, portraits, and aerial shots of Downtown Pittsburgh by noted photographers Esther Bubley, Clyde Hare, Luke Swank, Harold Corsini and Hugh Torrance.

Contributor: Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Archives

Visual images from the 1960s-1970s document bird-banding activities and various landscapes of Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Contributor: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Archives

Charles C. McGovern Papers

Contains speeches given by Charles C. McGovern between 1924-1948. They include Square Deal Party speeches made during the McGovern/Barr for County Commissioners re-election campaign and WJAS weekly broadcast speeches.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Charles M. Stotz Photographs

Visual images featured in Stotz's 1936 book, <i>The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania</i>.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Charles R. Martin Photographs

Visual images depict the march in Pittsburgh on the National Day of Mourning on April 7, 1968, three days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Charles Richardson Photographs

Visual images by Charles Richardson which depict life in Pittsburgh, including Downtown, steel mills, and neighborhoods between 1952-1954.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Chatham University Chronological Photograph Files

Images from the 1870s-2000s chronicle the students, faculty, and university community and the growth of Chatham University from a small women’s college to a thriving coeducational institution.

Contributor: Chatham University

Chatham University May Day Collection

Images from the 1905-1947 chronicle Chatham University’s May Day celebration, a semi-regular festival featuring elaborate theatrical and musical performances written, performed, and staged by students, faculty, and the college community for a public audience.

Contributor: Chatham University

Chatham University Shadyside Campus Lantern Slide Collection

Images of the Shadyside campus of Chatham University in the early 1900s depict campus facilities and highlight building interiors, athletic facilities, and student activities during the early years of the school.

Contributor: Chatham University

Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania Records

Founded in 1885, the Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania was the first organization to provide services for underprivileged children in Western Pennsylvania; they starting the area's first foster care program. From 1893-1948 it operated as a coordinating agency for local chapters, helping them fundraise and holding an annual conference. These records consist of ten annual reports from 1936-1947.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Children's Service Bureau Records

The Children's Service Bureau provided adoption and foster care services, and in-home counselling for underprivileged children in Pittsburgh from 1908-1948. These records contain annual reports from 1931-1944.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Gist's Journals by William M. Darlington

Contains manuscript drafts of William Darlington's book, Christopher Gist's Journals, published posthumously in 1893 by J.R. Weldin & Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

City Directories

The City Directories contains directories published between 1815 and 1945 by J.F. Diffenbacher and R.L. Polk & Company. While most of the directories cover Pittsburgh and Allegheny City, a portion includes Homestead and nearby boroughs.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps

Maps prepared by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Planning staff beginning in 1923 and maintained into the 1960s. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Includes grid index and legend.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Communist Collection of A.E. Forbes

Contains hand-rendered and mimeographed broadsides, newsletters, and flyers that present a local snapshot of Pittsburgh's radical politics during the 1930s and 1940s.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Conference between the Six Nations and the Quakers Minutes

Records partially document a conference in April of 1756 in Philadelphia between the Six Nations of the Iroquois and the Quakers in an attempt to create peace for innocent inhabitants during the French and Indian War.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Congregation B'nai Israel Photographs

Visual images document confirmation classes, Hebrew school classes, and bar and bat mitzvah students from 1920-1992. Other images include B'nai Israel's religious leaders, congregational events, and the exterior and interior of the synagogue.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Coroner's Office Records, Allegheny County, Pa.

Inquest files dating between 1887 and 1976, which reflect coroner’s verdicts for over ninety years.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Crafton Public Library Collection

The Crafton Public Library collection contains photographs and documents pertaining to people, places, and businesses in Crafton; Crafton’s original land deeds dating back to the late 1800s; print records of the Crafton Borough Council from the late 1800s onwards; maps and estate plans of Crafton and contiguous boroughs; and three dimensional objects such as street signs and clothing

Contributor: Crafton Public Library