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September 13, 2018

New Collections added from Detre Library & Archives

The Detre Library & Archives of the Heinz History Center has added several image collections to Historic Pittsburgh. Images from the D. L. Clark Company Records focus on products, displays, the Clark Building, advertisements, and promotional events. The Paul Lawrence Peeler Papers and Photographs include depictions of Peeler with choirs and ensembles...

The Pittsburg Daily Dispatch and The Bulletin Added

We recently added 1,912 issues of The Pittsburg Daily Dispatch dating from 1849 with intermittent coverage through 1880. This collection is particularly exciting because it is one of the largest collections, and the only online version, of some of the earliest editions of this popular and influential Pittsburgh newspaper. This daily publication offers in-depth accounts that document Pittsburgh as a growing industrial city. Issues contain local news...

Community Profiles and Pittsburgh Neighborhood Atlases Added

We added Community Profiles of 71 neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh prepared by the Department of City Planning and published in the 1970s. Each volume contains demographic information on population, housing, socio-economic conditions, and community facilities. We also added 69...

New Images added from Detre Library & Archives

The Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center recently added two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh. The Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh online photograph collection primarily contains images of blind men and women engaged in occupations such as making brooms, weaving, and caning chairs. The Breathe Pennsylvania...

Historic Pittsburgh Fair

Thank you all for your interest and participation at yesterday's Historic Pittsburgh Fair hosted by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. It was wonderful to see so many people come and visit us. Thank you!

No More Beta!

Our new Historic Pittsburgh site is now out of beta and so officially replaces the old site, but that doesn't mean it's finished. We will continue to add content, improve functionality, and work to meet your research needs. We welcome your thoughts and input so please contact us anytime. Enjoy the site!

April 13, 2017

New Images Added from Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

The Detre Library & Archives of the Heinz History Center has added several image collections to Historic Pittsburgh. The Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) Photographs date from the 1870s through 1960s and includes images of the Alcoa’s founders, employees, factories, and products. The Eichleay Engineering Corporation Photographs date from...

January 13, 2017

Collection Finding Aids Now Integrated in Historic Pittsburgh Search

Not everything held by our Historic Pittsburgh partners is digitized and can be found online. However, listings of non-digitized content can be searched in finding aids (also known as collection guides). Finding aids such as these include a brief overview of each collection, information about the person, organization or institution who created the collection, and typically an inventory which lists each folder in the collection.
We are thrilled to announce that you can now search finding aids from the University of...

November 7, 2016

Updates to BETA Site

As the new Historic Pittsburgh site continues in BETA, we will try to indicate what “bug” has been fixed or new feature implemented or some other change you should know about.
One recent improvement is a change to browsing through the collections by title. Rather than jumping forward by increments of 10 (which also assumed you knew what collections comprised each of those 10 segments), we have changed this so you can browse through the list alphabetically. For example, if you...

Historic Pittsburgh BETA Release

This website has been released in BETA, which means that it is subject to change with little or no notice. It may be unavailable from time to time as developers make necessary changes and improvements to it. Nonetheless, it does offer improved functionality to access these digital collections and we encourage you to use it and welcome your feedback.

Note that not all of the same content from the original Historic Pittsburgh site is currently available on this BETA site;...

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