Archives & Special Collections News

Horror Studies - Women in Horror

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Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 7-8p.m. for a reading and conversation between two iconoclastic horror authors works challenge and expand our notions of the horror genre.  Kathe Koja and Maryse Meijer will read selections from each other’s work followed by a conversation about these selections, definitions of horror, and the relationship between influence and mentorship among different generations of writers.
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

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Join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 7p.m. for a reading and conversation with acclaimed horror poet Linda D. Addison. The conversation will focus on her biography and path to success, her role as a mentor, her approach to horror and poetics and the intersection of content and style, and feature a reading and discussion of her poetry.
George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years Screening and Discussion

Horror Studies - "George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years" Screening and Discussion

Join us on Thursday, February 4 from 7-8:30 pm for the premiere screening of the George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years documentary and a special presentation of the George A. Romero Foundation Pioneer Award honoring the late Pitt alum and Night of the Living Dead star Duane Jones to be presented by Suz Romero.
It Came from the Archives! Unearthed treasures from the George A. Romero Archival Collection

Horror Studies - It Came from the Archives!

Join Horror Studies Collection Coordinator Ben Rubin and Visiting Researcher Adam Hart on Tuesday, February 9 from 7-8 pm as they discuss their favorite and most significant discoveries from processing the George A. Romero Archival Collection. Join as they will show off rare and never before seen materials that will shed new light onto his classic films as well as reveal the films that could have been through unfinished and lost projects.
Beyond the Bride of Frankenstein: Monsters and Other Fearsome Women

Beyond the Bride of Frankenstein: Monsters and Other Fearsome Women

Horror Studies Webinar Series presents: Panel featuring Melanie Anderson, Lisa Kroger, and Lisa Morton. Join us on Monday, January 25 at 7- 8 pm.
The Revolution They Remember title screen

The Revolution They Remember

You are invited to the virtual premiere of the feature-length documentary The Revolution They Remember on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 7–9:30 p.m. View the trailer here!

Registration is required. Click here for more information about the film and to register for the premiere.
Horror Studies - Archives of the dead

Horror Studies - Archives of the dead

A conversation with Dan Kraus about his posthumous collaboration with George A. Romero and the treasures from the zombie maestro’s archive. - October 13, 2020 – 7p.m. Registration 

Undergrads: Apply to be an Archival Scholar!

You can receive a $1,000 stipend to develop an independent research project using our Archives & Special Collections. Click here to learn more about the Archival Scholars Research Awards and apply by October 26!
University Library System Acquires Daniel Kraus Papers

Daniel Kraus Papers

There’s a significant new addition to the Horror Studies Collection at Pitt. The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) has acquired the papers of Daniel Kraus—a prolific writer in the horror genre who currently lives in Chicago. It represents the first addition to the collection from a literary figure and author, thus expanding the scope of the collection beyond filmmaking as established through the inaugural acquisition of the George A. Romero Archival Collection.
How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected you?

Archive of the Pitt Community Response to COVID-19

The University of Pittsburgh Library System’s University Archives is working to document the impact of COVID-19 on the university community, as well as Pitt’s response to the pandemic. In addition to the websites and emails we are currently collecting, we are asking Pitt students, faculty, and staff to consider collecting records that document their experiences and depositing them in the University Archives. We intend to make the resulting archive of reflections and files available for research.

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