Archives & Special Collections News

Horror Studies - Expanding the Horror Canon

Horror Studies - Expanding the Horror Canon

Join us on Tuesday, October 5th – 7p.m. for a virtual conversation with acclaimed authors Hailey Piper and Eric LaRocca, whose works have emerged as among the most important and visible examples of LGBTQ+ horror texts of 2021. Our conversation will explore definitions of ‘queer horror’, the history of the subgenre, and the importance of including outspoken queer texts...
Raising the Dead - Exploring George A. Romero’s Archive

Raising the Dead - Exploring George A. Romero’s Archive

Join us for a virtual talk with Dr. Adam Hart, Visiting Researcher with the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), exploring the development of the iconic zombie classic using materials from the George A. Romero Archive.  Followed by a discussion with Romero scholar Dr. Tom Fallows of the University of Baltimore Global Campus.  Time for audience Q&A will be...
First Editions of Twain, Hemingway Works Come to ULS!

First Editions of Twain, Hemingway Works Come to ULS!

Actor, bibliophile and philanthropist Richard E. Rauh (A&S ’62, ’64G) has donated his extraordinary collection of rare books and manuscripts valued at more than $1.4 million to the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS). The Rare Book Library of Richard E. Rauh will be housed in the Archives & Special Collections department of Hillman Library alongside nearly 100,000 other rare books, broadsides, pamphlets, sheet music and serials. For more information, see this...
University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires Additional Archives for its Horror Studies Collection

University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires Additional Archives for its Horror Studies Collection

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) is pleased to announce several significant new acquisitions to its Horror Studies Collection.  First announced during an installment of the ULS Horror Studies Webinar Series, hosted in collaboration with Pitt’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), the ULS has acquired the papers of Linda D. Addison, the most decorated horror poet today with a total of six Bram Stoker literary awards.  Addison became the first...
Bing Crosby with the Pittsburgh Pirates

ULS acquires Bing Crosby materials

The Bing Crosby Collection, which was amassed by Crosby fan Frontis Wiggins, was recently acquired by the University Library System’s Center for American Music, housed at the Stephen Foster Memorial. The Crosby collection, which is largely material held outside of the singer’s family, includes more than 3,000 albums and CDs from recordings made...
Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Join us on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7p.m. for a conversation with acclaimed horror authors Jewelle Gomez and Michelle Lane. The conversation will explore expanding traditional horror conventions to include marginalized communities, the intersections of inspiration and mentorship, and revisiting characters through sequels. Jewelle Gomez is an author, poet, playwright, and essayist whose work centers the experiences of...
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 2

Join us on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 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
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 1

Join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 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...
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, 2021 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, 2021 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...

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