Historic Pittsburgh is a digital collection that provides an opportunity to explore and research the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area on the Internet. It is a joint project of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
The Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections contain thousands of images from over a dozen photographic collections held by three local cultural heritage institutions in Pittsburgh. The images visually document the cultural, educational and social development of Pittsburgh, as well as depict the vast infrastructure and industry of the region.
Most of the materials in Historic Pittsburgh's Full-Text Collection were published or produced before the early 1920s and are out of print or not readily accessible. These materials cover the growth and development of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area from the period of exploration and settlement to the period of industrial revolution and modernization.
The Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection comprises plat maps published by the G. M. Hopkins Company and covers the greater Pittsburgh area of 1872 to 1939.
The Historic Pittsburgh Finding Aids Project facilitates the discovery or archival and manuscript resources held by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. The finding aids describe important archival collections on greater Pittsburgh area history.
The Historic Pittsburgh Census Project enables the searching of the U.S. Census Schedules for the city of Pittsburgh from the years 1850-1880 and for Allegheny City from the years 1850-1870.
The Historic Pittsburgh Web site is produced and hosted by the Digital Research Library of the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
- 19th and early 20th centuries
- Citations? No
- Abstracts? No
- Full Text? Yes
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