Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Branch CLP.20170725.004

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections
Title
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Branch
Collection Number
CLP.20170725.004
Date [inclusive]
1898-1989
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet Five boxes
English

Preferred Citation

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Branch, William R. Oliver Special Collections, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Biographical / Historical

The Lawrenceville Branch of the Carnegie Public Library opened on May 11th, 1898, as the first branch in the CLP library system. The 279 Fisk Street location was designed by architects Alden & Harlow, the same firm who designed the original Carnegie Institute in Oakland and other Carnegie branch libraries. This branch was known for its distinguished Children's Department, known for half a decade as the "Boy's and Girl's Department," providing one of the first separate children's rooms of a library in the country. Built on the grounds of a former cemetery, what was in the early 19th century known as the Lawrenceville Burying Mound, a headstone remained in the library's basement until 2002, when the tomb was discovered to be that of Henry Snowden who died as a baby in 1830. As an important community center that has served a diverse and changing population, the Lawrenceville branch, much like the other older Carnegie branches, struggled to meet the needs of the population while maintaining upkeep and dealing with a lack of funds, which is noted in this archive's newspaper clippings and budget concerns.

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Content Description

This collection contains documents from the opening of the Lawrenceville Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) 1898-1989. The documents include annual reports, monthly reports, children's department monthly and annual reports, policy and statistics, damage reports, renovations, repairs, equipment purchases, newspaper clippings, library event postings, and maps. These documents were taken out of order due to chaotic arrangement of "miscellaneous" papers in box 4.

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Arrangement

Most of this collection is arranged by year (for annual and monthly reports), the earliest from back to front. The remaining documents are arranged by topic, and within each topic chronologically by year.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
info@carnegielibrary.org
URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions.

Custodial History

The materials were removed from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Branch and transferred to the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room.

Accruals

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Branch sends new materials to the Oliver Room on an irregular schedule.

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Collection Inventory

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Monthly Reports 1977 11
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Monthly Reports 1978 12
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Monthly Reports 1979 13
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Monthly Reports 1980 14
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Monthly Reports 1981 15
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Monthly Reports 1982 16
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Monthly Reports 1983 17
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Monthly Reports 1984 18
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Monthly Reports 1985 19
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Monthly Reports 1986 110
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Monthly Reports 1987 111
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Monthly Reports 1988 112
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Monthly Reports 1989 113
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1935 21
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1936 22
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1937 23
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1938 24
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1939 25
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1940 26
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1941 27
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1942 28
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1943 29
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1944 210
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1945 211
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1946 212
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1947 213
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1948 214
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1949 215
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1950 216
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1951 217
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1952 218
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1953 219
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1954 220
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1955 221
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1956 222
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1957 223
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1958 224
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1959 225
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1960 226
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1961 227
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1962 228
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1963 229
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1964 230
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1965 231
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1966 232
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1967 233
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1968 234
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1969 235
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1970 236
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1971 237
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1972 238
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1973 239
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1974 240
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1975 241
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1976 31
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1977 32
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1978 33
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1979 34
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1980 35
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1981 36
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1982 37
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1983 38
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1984 39
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1985 310
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1986 311
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1987 312
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1988 313
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Children's Department Monthly Reports 1989 314
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Photograph of children, "The Literary Echo" 1913-1930 315
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Annual Report 1900 41
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Annual Report 1901 42
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Annual Report 1902 43
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Annual Report 1903 44
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Annual Report 1905 45
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Annual Report 1906 46
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Annual Report 1907 47
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Annual Report 1908 48
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Annual Report 1910 49
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Annual Report 1911 410
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Annual Report 1912 411
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Annual Report 1913 412
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Annual Report 1914 413
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Annual Report 1915 414
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Annual Report 1916 415
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Annual Report 1917 416
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Annual Report 1918 417
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Annual Report 1919 418
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Annual Report 1920 419
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Annual Report 1921 420
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Annual Report 1922 421
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Annual Report 1923 422
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Annual Report 1924 423
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Annual Report 1925 424
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Annual Report 1926 425
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Annual Report 1927 426
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Annual Report 1928 427
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Annual Report 1929 428
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Annual Report 1930 429
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Annual Report 1931 430
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Annual Report 1932 431
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Annual Report 1933 432
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Annual Report 1934 433
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Annual Report 1935 434
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Annual Report 1936 435
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Annual Report 1937 436
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Annual Report 1938 437
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Annual Report 1939 438
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Annual Report 1940 439
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Annual Report 1941 440
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Annual Report 1942 441
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Annual Report 1943 442
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Annual Report 1944 443
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Annual Report 1945 444
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Annual Report 1946 445
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Annual Report 1947 446
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Annual Report 1948 447
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Annual Report 1949 448
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Annual Report 1961 449
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Annual Report 1962 450
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Annual Report 1964 451
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Annual Report 1967 452
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Annual report, includes overview of needs and budget 1986 453
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Goals and Objectives, includes schedule and materials budget 1987 454
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Statistics 1905 455
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1918 456
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1919 457
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1920 458
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1942 459
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1943 460
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1945 461
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1947 462
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1948 463
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Annual "Boys and Girls" Department (now called Children's Department) Report 1984 464
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Maps 51
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Repairs/ Equipment Purchases/ Damage Reports 1971-1989 52
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Policy Documents 1901-1962 53
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Budget Reports 1904-1987 54
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Gifts 1987 55
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Statistics 1898-1986 56
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Friends of the Library Correspondence 1987-1988 57
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Censorship 1978 58
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Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center Documents 1977 59
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Neighborhood Traditions Project 1987 510
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Community Correspondence 1988 511
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Library Events 1948-1998 512
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75th year anniversary 1898-1973 513
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Centennial 1898-1998 514
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Outreach 1949 515