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August Wilson Project Archivist

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) is seeking a candidate for the position of the August Wilson Project Archivist within the Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) department. This is a full-time, Visiting Librarian, non-tenure-track appointment that reports to the Curator of the Curtis Theatre Collection. The position is one-year with the possibility of renewal. The A&SC department, consisting of 15 full-time staff, is the largest repository for archival manuscript collections in Western Pennsylvania with over 2,000 archival collections and 100,000 rare books and serials.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

Celebrate Earth Day by learning more about the early environmental movement!