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.

Samuel A. Musgrave Photographs

Visual images from 1946 through 1985 taken by Samuel A. Musgrave that document products, manufacturing processes, employees, buildings, and promotional activities of western Pennsylvania businesses and organizations, including Duquesne Light Company, the Pennsylvania Rubber Company, the Western Pennsylvania Electric League, Ketchum, MacLeod & Grove, and Alcoa.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Schnabel Company Photographs

Contain images dating from the 1940s through the 1950s of customized trucks, employees constructing trucks, and Schnabel Company events.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Seder Family Photographs

Visual images of the Frank and Seder clothing store, business associates, and Isaac Seder's family (1910-1960s).

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Shadyside Hospital Records

Visual images of hospital buildings and facilities, staff, patients, events, and members of the Board of Trustees. A portion of these images were captured for hospital publications like The Voice of Shadyside Hospital newsletter.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Smoke Control Lantern Slides

Visual images from the 1930s-1940s visually document the city of Pittsburgh before and after smoke control ordinances were passed regulating the burning of coal; a few images include smoke control efforts in St. Louis, Missouri.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Spencer Family Photographs

Visual images from the 1890s-1910s show the Charles Spencer family working and playing in and around their Pittsburgh home in Shadyside on Amberson Avenue.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh