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.

Kaufmann's Department Store Photographs

Photographs of the The Kaufmann’s Department Store depicting its early history and employees, interior views of store departments and restaurants, window displays, executives, store events, expansions to the Kaufmann’s Department Store downtown and regional locations, Kaufmann family members and philanthropic projects.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Ken Kobus Collection

Visual images from the 1980s-1990s that depict the railroad and steel industry between Pittsburgh and Chicago with CONRAIL and the LTV Steel Company as the primary focus; includes images of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak, and Union Switch & Signal companies.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Kingsley Association Records

Visual images from the ca. 1900-1969 that showcase programs and activities of the Pittsburgh association, including views of the Hill District, East Liberty, Lillian Home, and Kingsley House.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh