D-Scribe Digital Collections
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A full-text collection of over one hundred textbooks published in the 1800s. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Primarily contains hand-rendered and mimeographed broadsides, newsletters, and flyers that present a local snapshot of Pittsburgh's radical politics during the 1930s and 1940s. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
An American philosopher of science and physicist, Shimony focused much of his work on the interaction between quantum mechanics and relativity theory. He did substantial research on complemantarity in multiparticle quantum interferometry and in quantum entanglement, and wrote books and research articles on the foundations of quantum mechanics. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images from the 1920s-1930s document aerial views of Downtown Pittsburgh, Mount Washington, the North Side, the Point, Oakland, and Homestead. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Contains correspondence to Alexander Addison, the president judge of the Fifth District Court of Pennsylvania (1791-1802), from Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Findley and Charles Nisbet. Correspondence discusses political events in the United States and Europe, particularly the Constitutional Convention, Jay and Pinckney Treaties, Indian wars, and the Whiskey Rebellion. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
A Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh (1918-1941), Lowy held 16 patents as well as being a prodigious writer, authoring over 90 articles and other technical documents. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1870s-1980s show the construction and destruction of many Pittsburgh structures and buildings during the post-World War II Renaissance period. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1890s-1930s depict the construction and equipment, experiments, inventors and directors of the Observatory located in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
William P. Allen, member of an Irish nationalist society know as Fenians, was hanged November 23, 1867 at New Barley Prison, Salford, England, for his participation in the Fenian attack at Manchester on a prison van containing Fenian prisoners. Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia from 1867. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
A wide-range of primary source textual and visual material documents left-wing organizations in the U.S. during the 20th century. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
An archive of papers presented at the annual Conference on Clinical Aphasiology, an annual forum for clinicians and researchers engaged in the study and clinical management of persons with acquired neurologic language disorders.
An archive for publications on European integration and unification, including key official European Union documents.
Complete double elephant folio set of John James Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838). Held by ULS Special Collections.
Woodblock prints from 1760-1956 by over 40 artists depict Japanese culture through detailed depictions of portraits, landscapes and theatrical performances, taking into account some of Japan's rich history. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Contains tax receipts from various townships in Bedford County, Pa. (1763-1838); each tax receipt includes a list of names of taxpayers along with the amount paid to the township. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Records of Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church (Avalon, Pa.), including records of the pastors, members, deaths, births, marriages, and baptisms (1810-1983). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Biblios disseminates empirical research and theoretical essays and reflections in the areas of library and information science. Biblios is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal.
The Bolivian Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed publication that responds to the growing interest in understanding the past and present of historical and cultural processes in Bolivia.
Visual images from 1915-1917 depict the construction of the American Steel & Wire Company building, equipment, and worker housing construction in Donora (Pa.). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
An Italian probabilist and statistician noted for the "operational subjective" conception of probability, de Finetti provided significant contributions to the theory and the foundations of probability; his work laid the foundation for the modern subjectivist interpretation of probability (1924-2000). Held by ULS Special Collections.
Contains personal and business correspondence, legal documents, business records, and manuscripts from the Burd and Shippen families, who were prominent lawyers, business owners, and public servants in eastern Pennsylvania during the colonial era. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
The University of Pittsburgh's Cap and Gown Club, an all male organization that annually wrote and produced a varsity musical comedy show, produced 36 shows between 1908 and 1947. Records consist primarily of programs, supplemented with clippings, photographs, miscellaneous correspondence, and club minutes. Held by ULS Special Collections.
A philosopher of science who played a central role in the development of logical positivism, Hempel is primarily associated with the concept of deductive-nomological explanation and with the Raven paradox. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images from the 1870s-1950s show scenes from mills and factories, street activity, portraits, and aerial shots of Downtown Pittsburgh by noted photographers Esther Bubley, Clyde Hare, Luke Swank, Harold Corsini and Hugh Torrance. Held by the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Visual images from the 1960s-1970s document bird-banding activities and various landscapes of Powdermill Nature Reserve. Held by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Archives.
Catedral Tomada is a biannual, peer-reviewed electronic journal administered by the graduate students of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh which aims to contribute to current debates and circulate new research relevant to the study of Latin American literature and culture in its historical and social contexts.
The Central Asian Journal of Global Health is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal publishing articles aimed at public health and medicine with a specific focus on the geographic region of Central Asia.
Visual images featured in Stotz's 1936 book, The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania. Held by the Heinz History Center.
"Comprehensive collection of images visually documenting the architecture
Visual images from the 1870s-2000s chronicle the students, faculty, and college community as academic pursuits, college events, student life and social activities have grown and changed throughout the Shadyside college’s history. Held by Chatham College.
Contains manuscript drafts of William Darlington's book, <i>Christopher Gist's Journals</i>, published posthumously in 1893 by J.R. Weldin & Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa.; included are many handwritten research notes, manuscript drafts, a partial galley proof, and several printing plates of the maps used in the publication. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
CINEJ Cinema Journal is a peer-reviewed semiannual Open Access journal publishing fresh and original research in the fields of film and media studies. The journal publishes essays on a wide variety of subjects from diverse methodological perspectives, focusing on original research and the preservation of the world’s film, television, video, and other media heritage.
Prepared by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Planning, relief maps depict streets, buildings, churches, institutions, cemeteries, mills, parks, schools, railroads, bridges, tunnels, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, development plans, and various landmarks.
Retrospective access to issues of The Cleft Palate Journal published between 1964 and 1989 as a service to the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).
Consists of scattered holdings of the commencement addresses delivered at graduation ceremonies (1823-1970) at the University of Pittsburgh, including its forerunner the Western University of Pennsylvania. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Records partially document a conference in April of 1756 in Philadelphia between the Six Nations of the Iroquois and the Quakers in an attempt to create peace for innocent inhabitants during the French and Indian War. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Photographs visually document confirmation classes, Hebrew school classes, and bar and bat mitzvah students from 1920-1992. Other images include B'nai Israel's religious leaders, congregational events, and the exterior and interior of the synagogue. Held by the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1930s-1940s depict the Consolidation Coal Company (the forerunner of CONSOL Energy Inc.) and its operations, including miners at work, mine construction, interiors of shafts, mine cars, barges carrying coal, and railroad cars filled with coal. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture aims to explore how the complexities of being in time find visual form. Crucial to this undertaking is accounting for how, from prehistory to the present, cultures around the world conceive of and construct their present and the concept of presentness visually. Through scholarly writings from a number of academic disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions from artists and filmmakers, Contemporaneity maps the diverse ways in which cultures use visual means to record, define, and interrogate their historical context and presence in time.
An institutional repository for the research output of the University of Pittsburgh, D-Scholarship@Pitt provides stable, long-term storage and ongoing maintenance for content contained within the repository. Based on Open Access principles, all materials in the repository are freely accessible to the global research community.
Serving as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, Daniel Brodhead commanded the Western Department from his headquarters at Fort Pitt from 1779-1781. The collection contains copies of orders sent by Brodhead to various military officers, including those stationed at Forts Armstrong, Wheeling, Tuscarora, and Laurens; they reveal the recurring difficulties posed by food shortages, lack of money, uncooperative officers, and raids conducted by hostile Indian tribes, which contributed to settlers abandoning their property. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Consists of documents created or signed by various historical figures between 1610-1914 collected by the Darlington family that include correspondence, receipts, wills, warrants, depositions, indentures, land surveys, and speeches. Many of the items are from such notable individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Penn, Robert Fulton, Robert R. Livingston, King George III, and Patrick Henry as well as prominent citizens of the Pittsburgh area, such as Mary Croghan Schenley, James OﾒHara, William Wilkins, and Richard Butler. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Comprises first major collection of books, broadsides, lithographs, manuscripts, atlases, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh in the 1920s by the William M. Darlington family that documents colonial American history, the exploration of the Ohio Valley, the Far West, and world history. Includes albums containing family photographs from 1885-1888. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Comprises financial, personal and legal papers, and documentation of collecting activities and ephemera related to William M. Darlington and his family, including ledger books, research notes, manuscripts, personal diaries, photographic prints and negatives, letters, and artwork. The Darlington family, who lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., from the late eighteenth through the early nineteenth centuries, collected thousands of books and manuscripts documenting the frontier history of western Pennsylvania. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from 1885-1888 document family, friends, leisure activities, and the artistic approach to photography that both Edith Dennison Darlington Ammon and her brother, O'Hara Darlington, shared as the photographers. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Dentistry 3000 publishes papers of excellence, wide interest, and broad significance in all aspects of dentistry. The emphasis of the journal is on full research papers of any length required for concise presentation and discussion of the data. Areas of interest include the molecular basis of human oral and craniofacial disease, craniofacial development, craniofacial regeneration, technology development, translational dental research, the impact of oral health on overall health, and epidemiological studies.
The journal is multidisciplinary, international, multi-paradigmatic, and multicultural in scope, accepting manuscripts from any scholars and practitioners interested in the dialogic nature of teaching and learning in formal institutional and informal settings.
Includes textual, photographic, audio and video material that documents the life and career of Pennsylvania's 44th Governor (1979-1987) and Attorney General of the United States (1988-1991). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
A set of photographs and textual materials in the University Archives that reflect portions of the University’s documented history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Comprises correspondence to Thomas Donohoe, Blairsville, Indiana County (Pa.), from his family in Ballyellin, County Carlow, Ireland. Subjects include family events, economic conditions, social conditions, state of harvests, prices of crops and produce, rates for labor, and the Civil War in the United States. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images document several generations of the Dorsey and Turfley families as well as African-American sports teams (1890-1987). Held by the Heinz History Center.
The Dr. Thomas E. Starzl Website is the gateway to information about the historic medical career of Thomas E. Starzl, whose innovations in surgery and immunology changed the face of modern medicine. The core of Dr. Starzl’s work is contained in the Thomas E. Starzl Papers, currently being processed at the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives Service Center. This material reflects over 50 years of groundbreaking work, including immense volumes of correspondence with fellow surgeons and grateful patients, presentations and publications from a hugely prolific career, information on his bestselling autobiography The Puzzle People, and much more. Once completed, the Thomas E. Starzl Papers will contain over 350 boxes of material documenting both his professional and personal life.
Showcases cartoons drawn by UE cartoonist Fred Wright from his "Labor History" series published from 1956-1961 and again in the 1970s from the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) collection. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
The papers of Dunning McNair (1786-1824) and his son Dunning Robert McNair (1805-1860) relate to their involvement in land development and trade in western Pennsylvania. The papers contain correspondence, ledgers, and land sales agreements, some of which pertain to the Pennsylvania Population Company. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
From the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, copybook contains correspondence relating to daily business activities, equipment orders, and technical drawings, including chimneys, blowers, pumps, and assorted parts. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1910s-1920s that show life in Pittsburgh and the photographer’s vacations. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
All University of Pittsburgh students completing a theses or dissertation to meet graduation requirements must submit an electronic version of their work.
Eliphalet Smith, a court officer (1807-1824) in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, Pa., maintained an account book of his personal and professional transactions which itemized income for executing will and civil judgments, delivering subpoenas, and issuing summons and militia warrants; it also documents his personal or small business transactions for the purchase and sale of various goods, including lumber, foodstuffs, cloth, and other supplies. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Eliphalet Smith, a court officer (1807-1824) in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, Pa., maintained an account book of his personal and professional transactions which itemized income for executing will and civil judgments, delivering subpoenas, and issuing summons and militia warrants; it also documents his personal or small business transactions for the purchase and sale of various goods, including lumber, foodstuffs, cloth, and other supplies. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
EMAJ Emerging Markets Journal is a peer-reviewed semiannual Open Access journal publishing empirical research that extends or builds management theory and contributes to business management practice with a special focus on emerging markets. Research using all empirical methods—including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field, and combination methods are welcome.
Ephraim Douglass, a trader in western Pennsylvania and soldier in the Revolutionary War, maintained these four ledgers that primarily document the stock and sale of supplies at Forts Pitt and Kittanning during the 1770s. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
ETHNOLOGY welcomes articles by scholars of any country on any aspect of cultural anthropology.
The Études Ricoeuriennes Ricoeur Studies (ERRS) is an electronic, open access, peer reviewd academic journal devoted to the study of the work of Paul Ricoeur. ERSS is an interdisciplinary journal in scope that encourages critical and constructive interpretations, applications and extension of Ricoeur's vast oeuvre.
Excellence in Education encourages diverse points of view with international perspectives to create a forum for sharing research on issues pertaining to higher education. The goal of EHE is to enable readers to explore Indonesian and global higher education traditions and contemporary patterns in a global context to promote dialogue and enrich the theory, policy, and practice of higher education.
Consists of a minute book detailing through various reports the extension of the limits of the City of Pittsburgh between 1836-1841; included are reports from courts, surveyors, and a commission carrying out orders from the state assembly. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1900s-1930s of Wagner's family, friends, neighbors, and surroundings in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood prior to the mass influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the great migration of African Americans from the South. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Records of First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.), including minutes, church registers, publications, and baptismal, confirmation, marriage, and burial records (1837-1975). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Maps produced as part of the Report of the Flood Commission in 1912 that include flood level data, river depths, land contour, streets, building footprints, railroads, bridges, and various landmarks.
Forbes & Fifth, a magazine published by Dietrich School undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh, and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, unites works of research, creative writing, and scholarly articles under the banner of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Collection provides a valuable record of Stephen Foster's composition process, nineteenth century life in the United States, the music business, Pittsburgh history, and Foster's legacy. Held by the ULS Center for American Music.
Visual images from the 1940s-1980s which visually document train engines and stations in the western Pennsylvania area. Held by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
Collection of autograph manuscripts documenting the philosophical work of Frank Ramsey, one of the most important British analytic philosophers of the twentieth century, who worked in the areas of philosophy of mathematics, symbolic logic, epistemology, economics, and probability theory. Contains drafts of Ramsey's papers, including drafts of The Foundations of Mathematics and On a Problem of Formal Logic. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images from the 1880s-1900s show the Jones & Laughlin steel mill on Pittsburgh’s South Side, including a wide variety of images of blast furnaces. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Site based upon an exhibit of original records, publications and artifacts at the Heinz History Center that traces the origins of slavery in Africa and focuses on its presence in Pittsburgh.
Visual images primarily depict cadets from St. Joseph's Junior Military School as well as members of the Fuchs family from 1933-1951. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Primarily include materials from the Cap and Gown Club, a male musical comedy group of the University of Pittsburgh (1909-1946). Held by ULS Special Collections.
Real estate plat maps and atlases for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County that show lot and block numbers, dimensions, street widths, names of property owners, churches, cemeteries, mills, schools, roads, railroads, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
Site includes selected manuscripts and other material that document Washington's long career and association with the Western Pennsylvania region from 1754-1799. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images from the 1870s-1970s that document the history of the food processing company founded in Pittsburgh, including product images and factory floor views, plant interiors, and a portrait of founder H.J. Heinz. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1940s-1970s show images taken by freelance photographer Corsini for local and national businesses, including US Steel, as well as images from WWII and Southeast Asia and East Africa. Held by the Archives Service Center.
Health, Culture and Society is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal devoted to the medical humanities and the social history of health. Geared toward an interdisciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society and inviting contributions from diverse fields, the journal is designed to promote critical studies, disseminate important contemporary research and act as an international podium for the exchangeof new ideas, strategies and practices.
Visual images from 1915-1984 document school classes, the laying of the cornerstone, and the Hebrew Institute's first school bus. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Henry Marie Brackenridge, eldest son of Hugh Henry Brackenridge, was a prominent statesman and writer involved in the politics of South America, Mexico, Louisiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Collection focuses on correspondence concerning Brackenridge's political career and contains letters from notable politicians of his day, including Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and William Henry Harrison. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Allen was known as an American poet, essayist, and novelist. His paternal grandfather, Edward Jay Allen, was a Civil War Colonel and influential Pittsburgh figure who traveled west over the Oregon Trail to survey and establish United States land claim in 1852 in what is now Washington and Oregon. Some of these latter items have been digitized. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Comprehensive collection of textual, photographic and cartographic resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the Western Pennsylvania area in the 19th and 20th centuries contributed by local cultural heritage institutions; includes census schedules and chronology of Pittsburgh.
Visual images depict residents and families, schools, houses, major roads, local landmarks, and the overall development of the township of Upper St. Clair, Pa., from an agrarian community to the current day (1875-2011). Held by the Historical Society of Upper St. Clair.
Consists of the business papers and correspondence of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Andrew Watson regarding various properties in Pittsburgh, Pa. Brackenridge, a prolific writer and political commentator of the time, practiced law in Pittsburgh, founded the Gazette newspaper, and helped establish the Pittsburgh Academy. Watson was involved in property sales and officiated Pittsburgh land transactions for Brackenridge. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
IIOAB Letters provides a publication platform for young researchers, students, academicians, and scientists in all fields of the Life Sciences. Content includes original, innovative, translational, and basic research articles; short communications; brief synopsis; reviews; meeting reports; commentaries; latest advances; and case studies; on current topics in all areas of Biological Sciences.
The Industry Studies Working Paper Series brings together research from a wide range of academic disciplines. Papers published to the series reflect the knowledge of scholars who have made significant personal investments of time in learning about the market and firm institutions concerning the industries that they study.
The International Journal of Telerehabilitation (IJT) is a biannual journal dedicated to advancing telerehabilitation by disseminating information about current research and practices.
Visual images from the 1910s-1940s that depict programs and activities of Pittsburgh’s Irene Kaufmann Settlement in the Hill District and the Emma Farm Camp. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Documents a secret agreement between the Susquehanna Land Company and the Iroquois Nation regarding the sale of the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania to Connecticut settlers. The deed outlines the stipulations of the agreement, the names of the colonial land purchasers, and the marks of the Iroquois involved in the negotiations. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Broadsheets from 1902 illustrated by Jack Yeats (younger brother of William Butler Yeats), who became one of Ireland's major artists in the early 20th century. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images from 1888-1889 show homes, churches, buildings, and street scenes of daily life of ordinary people, including both urban scenes of downtown Pittsburgh and the rural residential areas of the Emsworth community and Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from 1930 of the Great Depression, Jobless party activities, and Father Cox, a Pittsburgh Catholic priest and political and social activist. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Consists of a single bound volume containing copies of extracts from Brigadier General William Irvine's book and papers. Irvine commanded Fort Pitt, which served as the headquarters for the western theatre during the Revolutionary War, from November 6, 1781 to September 30, 1783. Copybook includes letters to and from General Irvine, as well as summaries of orders he issued and courts-martials he presided over while in command of Fort Pitt. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Contains correspondence to and from James Wilkinson, Governor of the Louisiana Territory, high ranking official in the United States Army, and informant of, and suspected co-conspirator in, the Aaron Burr conspiracy. Also includes a copy of a letter from Andrew Jackson to the governor of New Orleans (William C. C. Claiborne) and a letter written by Harman Blennerhassett, a plotter in the Burr conspiracy. Of note is the official document Wilkinson writes as commander in chief of the U. S. Army to Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante, Governor of Coahuila and acting governor of Texas. Also noteworthy is Wilkinson's dispatch of Lieutenant Zebulon Pike to explore and chart the new frontier. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
100 team photographs from the Irene Kaufmann Settlement, Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association, Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center, and various organized clubs. The team photographs are primarily basketball teams, but also include baseball, track, swimming, tennis, softball, and fencing. This collection contains photographs ranging from 1911 to 1989, but is heavily weighted on the first half of the twentieth century.
Visual images from the 1900s-1910s of Downtown Pittsburgh and Highland Park, including landscape, industrial, and family scenes. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Consists of photographic images dating from the late-nineteenth century to the early-twentieth century that were collected by John K. Gates, a Uniontown, Pa., photographer. This collection, broad in scope, captures notable landscapes, industry, everyday life, and social themes of the Harmony Society. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Jonathan Forman, a soldier, farmer, storekeeper, and public official, kept this seven-page journal that documents the 1794 march of his New Jersey troops through Pennsylvania to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. This personal account of the march, though brief, includes major incidents encountered, and a dinner party with President George Washington. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1850s-1950s of facilities, products, and transportation, including interior and exterior photos of the many Jones & Laughlin mills, coal mines, and warehouses located in Pittsburgh. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Notebook belonging to Pittsburgh Academy student, Joseph H. Larwill; it is the only manuscript (1801-1803) in the University Archives from the Pittsburgh Academy period. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Formerly, Bulletin de la Societe Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise (Bulletin of the American Society for Philosophy in the French Language), the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is a forum for discussion of the diverse philosophical strains of French and Francophone thought, with and emphasis on contemporary figures and issues and a commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives.
Established in 1981, this student-run publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law publishes papers covering topics in the commercial, business, tax, and corporate law areas.
The Journal of World-Historical Information is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual, electronic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary project of creating and maintaining a comprehensive world-historical data resource.
Visual images from the 1980s-1990s that depict the railroad and steel industry between Pittsburgh and Chicago with CONRAIL and the LTV Steel Company as the primary focus; includes images of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak, and Union Switch & Signal companies. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1900s-1950s that showcase programs and activities of the Pittsburgh association, including views of the Hill District, East Liberty, Lillian Home, and Kingsley House. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Color woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) depict the Art of Noh through detailed portraits, landscapes and theatrical performances, taking into account some of Japan's rich history. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Postcards from the 1930s-1940s document the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and World War II, including propaganda postcards generated by the British Royal Air Force and French Resistance. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
LESLI is an interdisciplinary journal for linguists, computer scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, law enforcement, security executives, and intelligence analysts. As the journal of the Institute for Linguistic Evidence and its membership TALE: The Association for Linguistic Evidence, LESLI provides a forum to present rigorous research, requests for research, and policy discussions.
Cartes de viste, mass-produced portraits on cardboard backings‚ from 1860-1867 show company iron workers photographed at a portrait studio. Held by the Heinz History Center.
This copybook was hand-copied from Charles Pentland's original journal, documenting the military activities of the Pittsburgh Blues between September 10, 1812 and September 10, 1813. The entries highlight the Battle of Mississinewa, the Siege of Fort Meigs, the distances and destinations of daily marches, and a membership roster of the unit. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1900s-1920s show the manufacturing of steel mill equipment and machinery in the Pittsburgh area, and the construction of several of Mesta's West Homestead production facilities. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Repository for documents pertaining to minority health issues.
Text collection from the 1930s-1970s that provide insight into the political, economic, and educational conditions of China, including during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Held by the ULS East Asian Library.
Consists of summaries from annual reports from the Monongahela Navigation Company from 1840-1897 detailing damage to locks and dams on the Monongahela River due to floods and ice. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Photographs documenting railroad activities, buildings, equipment, and staff, as well as rivers and coal mining from 1903-1993; included are scenes in urban and rural areas of western Pennsylvania and bordering counties in West Virginia. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images depicts street scenes and businesses, people, homes and farms, schools and churches, and community events and activities which have defined the history of Monroeville throughout the years (1849-2007). Held by the Monroeville Historical Society.
Visual images of hospital buildings, physicians, nurses, interns, and student nurses in both formal groups and work settings from 1890-1988. Held by the Heinz History Center.
MITRIP publishes qualitative and quantitative studies, case presentations, descriptions of innovations in motivational interviewing practice or training, and theoretical or conceptual articles as well as informal contributions related to the activities of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
Comprised of transactions, minutes from meetings, and contracts made with the state of Pennsylvania regarding the Mechanics Street Bridge, which was built in 1836 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Further administrative records related to operations within Pittsburgh are included (1836-1909). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images documenting the construction and upgrades of county roads beginning in 1919 in the North Hills as well as the construction of North Park (1899-1989). Held by the Northland Public Library.
A collection of photographs and images that depict Oakmont and its surrounding areas including the country club and golf course and the local Carnegie Library.
Founded in 1747, the Ohio Company of Virginia represented the trading and land prospecting interests of a handful of Virginia planters. In 1748, company representative George Mercer secured a land grant from the British Crown for 200,000 acres in the Ohio territory. The company employed frontiersman Christopher Gist to survey the area of the grant and negotiate a treaty with the Native Americans in the 1750s. The collection includes manuscript copies of the Case of the Ohio Company, a collection of materials compiled by George Mercer to demonstrate the progress made by the Ohio Company, and a number of debt notes related to the companyﾒs trade in dry goods. The collection documents the involvement of John Mercer, James Mercer, George Mercer, George Mason, George Croghan, Thomas Cresap, Adam Stephen, and William Crawford in the company. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
86 images of Otto's Dairy dating from 1928 until 1968, containing images of buildings, employees, machinery, products, and vehicles. Many of the photographs document machines and vehicles that the company was replacing with new models and technology.
Ten-volume set of the Publications of the Allegheny Observatory of the University of Pittsburgh that contain tables of data, reports on methodology of astronomical observations, presentations of new modes of calculation of star positions, and descriptions of observational instrumentation between 1910-1969.
A series of 523 images taken by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographer Paul Slantis between 1946 and 1956, depicting a variety of Pittsburgh and regional scenes, including industry, streets, portraits, aerial shots, notable personalities, people and activities, and architecture.
A state-wide metadata repository for digital resources created by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.
Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice provides an opportunity for librarians in Pennsylvania to share their knowledge and experience with practicing librarians across Pennsylvania and beyond. Readers will be exposed to the unique and valuable work of librarians in Pennsylvania that may not be published elsewhere in the library literature.
Visual images document construction and repair projects to the Pennsylvania Railroad's lines, both within the city of Pittsburgh, as well as across the Midwest from 1907-1917; featured prominently in the collection is the renovation and construction of the second track for the Ohio Connecting Railway Bridge, located just north of downtown Pittsburgh. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science.
Visual images depict street scenes, businesses and industries (in particular the Pennsylvania Railroad), people, homes, schools and churches, sports, and community organizations, events, and activities in the Borough of Pitcairn from 1885-2011. Held by the Pitcairn Historical Society.
The Pitt Economic Journal is an undergraduate student run journal dedicated to publishing the highest quality original undergraduate research in the field of economics. The papers and articles published in this journal range from topics such as pure economic theory and public finance to applied econometrics and applied micro economics. Other topics may include game theory, macroeconomics, behavioral economics, developmental economics, and any other subfield of the discipline.
The Pitt Players were a University of Pittsburgh student theatre group that operated between 1914-1960. Contains programs, photographs and other materials related to their performances. Held by ULS Special Collections.
The Pitt Political Review is dedicated to rigorous discussion of politics on the local, national, and global levels. Our intention is to publish non-partisan writing that analyzes issues, events and personalities, assuming nothing of the reader but a common interest in the subject. Our goal is to contribute to the lively political discourse at Pitt and beyond.
Visual images from the 1880s-1970s show various branch lines controlled by the New York Central and then by Penn Central as well as many non-railroad activities and scenes in urban and rural areas of Western Pennsylvania's Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence, and Washington counties and some of the bordering counties of West Virginia and Ohio. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Oral history interviews of Jewish immigrants conducted between 1968-2001 by the Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Documents aspects of the labor movement in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Photographs visually document the disrepair of residences and businesses across the city of Pittsburgh, including those in the neighborhoods of the Southside, North Side, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the Hill District. The buildings, most have since been razed, were inspected by the Bureau from 1940 until 1947. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1900s-1970s commissioned by the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works show parks, recreation facilities, and athletic events as well as hospital exteriors and interiors, mayoral events, traffic situations, and general street scenes of Pittsburgh. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
The Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law seeks to inspire community awareness about an array of current environmental and public health issues through its biannual publication.
The Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy (JTLP) is a student produced journal of contemporary legal topics involving technology of all kinds.
Visual images depict the march in Pittsburgh on the National Day of Mourning on April 4, 1968, three days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union is a free-standing scholarly papers series promoting investigation of the contemporary and historical dynamics of the European Union from all disciplines. This e-journal is devoted to disseminating current research on the European Union, including its domestic, regional, and global contexts, transnational relations among new and long-standing members, accession states, and candidate members of the EU.
Lithographs, etchings, watercolors, and engravings from the 1840s-1890s depict a variety of Pittsburgh landmarks, including bridges, downtown buildings, commercial and industrial establishments, and civic institutions that show the city before and during the period of industrial development in the 19th century. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1910s-1970s show events and activities of students, teachers, parents, and board members of the Pittsburgh School District. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1870s-1970s depict many styles and views of street railway cars owned by this company; many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, such as the South Hills, Oakland, Downtown, Homewood, and Mt. Washington, are included. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Focuses on disseminating research and educational materials relevant to the Pittsburgh dialect and includes conversational interviews that capture examples of such dialect.
Visual images of concert posters documenting PSO performances for audiences in Pittsburgh and around the world. Held by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The Pittsburgh Tax Review is a scholarly legal journal that focuses exclusively on issues of taxation.
The documents known as the Pittsburgh Waste Book and Papers of the Fort Pitt Trading Post, 1757-1765, are reputed to be the first known accounts of trade at Fort Pitt. Information recorded in the book and associated documents detail business transactions through daily accounts, correspondence and receipts. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from 1903-1924 depict railroad construction projects, bridges, and stations. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1970s-1980s visually document Point Park University and surroundings in Downtown Pittsburgh. Held by Point Park University Archives.
Visual images from 1914-1916 show the construction of the William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh every two weeks, starting with the groundbreaking ceremony Held on July 7, 1914. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Radical Teacher, founded in 1975, is a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching. It serves the community of educators who are working for democratic process, peace, and justice. Radical Teacher publishes articles on classroom practices and curriculum, as well as on educational issues related to gender and sexuality, disability, culture, globalization, privatization, race, class, and other similar topics.
A prolific Spanish-Argentinian poet, novelist, and essayist, de la Serna is especially known for creating a new literary genre he named the greguera. His works significantly influenced the avant-garde movement in Europe and Latin America. His personal papers consist of approximately 60,000 handwritten notes and manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and annotated first editions from his library from 1906-1967. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Revista Iberoamericana publishes articles, reviews, and bibliographical notes on literature, literary theory, and criticism in Latin American Spanish and Portuguese. Four issues are published annually.
An American philosopher, logician, and probability theorist, Jeffrey represents one of the most influential philosophers working in decision theory. He was also a major advocate of developing and securing the heritage of logical empiricism, himself championing 'radical probabilism', a view that denies objective probability and abandons attempts to analyze judgment into a rational and an empirical component. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images primarily depict Bertha Rauh, her family, and her swearing in as Director of Charities, later called the Pittsburgh Department of Public Welfare; other images illustrate her efforts to transform Mayview Hospital into a modern psychiatric hospital (1891-1930s). Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images focus on streetcars and their routes through downtown Pittsburgh, its neighborhoods, and surrounding areas, including the South Hills, Dormont, and Castle Shannon between 1958-1971. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Robert J. Walker, a Mississippi senator (1835-1845) and later Secretary of the Treasury under the President James Polk Administration (1845-1849), corresponded with several prominent nineteenth century political figures. The letters largely document Walker's activities as a land speculator during the late 1820s and the 1830s, his position on the Annexation of Texas and the Mexican War, his opinions on tariffs, and his support for politicians such as John Tyler. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
A graduate of Princeton University and prominent Pittsburgh lawyer, Robert McKnight was a city councilman (1847-1849) and a U. S. congressman representing Pennsylvania (1859-1863). The two diaries (1842-1843, 1846-1847) describe events of local, national and personal importance, including details of McKnight's social and business life in Pittsburgh. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Contains an original French and Indian War era letter written by Major Robert Stobo to Colonel Innes, both officers in the British Army. Stobo writes in captivity from Fort Duquesne, describing French negotiations with the Shawnee [Shanoe] Indians. On the reverse of the letter is a map of Fort Duquesne and its environs. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images document the congregation's historic buildings, rabbis, religious practices, and aspects of congregational life from 1900-1977. Held by the Rodef Shalom Congregation.
Contains information from July 9 to August 4, 1917 of guard duty in the military training camp near Ligonier, Pa.; includes names, hours worked, and addresses. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Rand, a student member of the Vienna Circle, a group of philosophers who met on a regular basis for discussions in Vienna, Austria, from 1922 to 1938, proposed new philosophical ideas about the conception of scientific knowledge. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Philosopher who made substantial contributions in the areas of constructional theories, physicalism, the epistemological foundations of physics and mathematics, the syntactical structure of language, semantics, modal logic, and probability theory. Carnap stressed the importance of formal analysis as the key to solving philosophical problems. tCollection includes extensive correspondence, lecture outlines, and manuscript drafts and typescripts for his published and unpublished writings. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images document downtown Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.), local businesses, advertising, parks, and daily life in this city from 1924 through the 1950s. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1900s-1960s depict views of the construction of equipment and facilities for heavy industry, including furnaces, boiler settings, industrial chimneys, and entire manufacturing and processing plants in Pittsburgh and Holt, Alabama. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images of the Frank and Seder clothing store, business associates, and Isaac Seder's family (1910-1960s). Held by the Heinz History Center.
SHASHI seeks articles that utilize or discuss the methodology for using Shashi - self-issued company histories- but will consider any topic that deals with the history of business and manufacturing in Japan. These articles can focus on any historical aspect that can be elucidated through company histories, including economics, society and culture.
Visual images from the 1930s-1940s visually document the city of Pittsburgh before and after smoke control ordinances were passed regulating the burning of coal; a few images include smoke control efforts in St. Louis, Missouri. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1880s-1910s show the Charles Spencer family working and playing in and around their Pittsburgh home in Shadyside on Amberson Avenue. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual materials and artifacts, such as photographs, posters, paintings, banners, sculptures, chinaware, and pins, created throughout the 20th century of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin organized by faculty in History and Slavic Languages and Literature departments.
Drafts of 64 songs, including "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" and "My Old Kentucky Home," penned by Pittsburgh-born composer Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Held by the ULS Center for American Music.
Reverend Joseph Stockton was principal of the Pittsburgh Academy, the forerunner to the University of Pittsburgh, from 1810-1820. Consists of letters concerning the illness of Addison and Joseph Stockton of cholera in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1832, among other subjects. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Comprises copy of tax records from Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pa. (1795-1798); includes the names of tax payers, the property they owned, and the payment of taxes. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1920s-1970s taken by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris document life in the black communities of Pittsburgh, including weddings, funerals, family portraits, church events, street scenes, businessmen, and mill workers. Held by the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Consists of letters, speeches, meeting minutes, financial statements of the nineteenth century utopian Harmonia community, and papers on various subjects such as education, the future of America, and sacred matrimony. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
The Carl Beck Papers publish original research in the humanities and social sciences focused on the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Papers’monograph (40-90 pages) format, offers a unique opportunity for scholars to publish works that are larger than the average academic journal article but shorter than a book manuscript.
The vision behind this archival project is to provide materials in digitized form that will be usable by scholars and others, representing a selection from a large and unique corpus of holdings of long-term research results from a number of field areas around the world: in particular, the Pacific (with special reference to Papua New Guinea), Asia (with particular reference to Taiwan, including its indigenous peoples), and Europe (with highlighted reference to Scotland and Ireland).
Consists of a day book containing names of clients and records of payment from the seven-year partnership between Thomas Mellon, founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family, and his nephew, William B. Negley. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Contributing to public policy argument by translating knowledge produced during academic competition into widely accessible, peer-reviewed scholarship.
Visual images from the 1920s-1950s show various building construction projects the Pittsburgh-based company undertook, including the Bell Telephone building, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad building, and various department store warehouses. Held by the Heinz History Center.
Visual images from the 1930s-1950s represent the activities, officers, and members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) union in Pittsburgh and vicinity. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images taken between June 16, 1915 and October 26, 1916 show the construction of the Henry Clay Frick’s Union Arcade Building in Downtown, Pittsburgh. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from June 1914 portray strikers from US&S, and several other Westinghouse plants, marching in the streets of Pittsburgh’s Swissvale neighborhood. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1880s-1990s visually document the history of the University of Pittsburgh, its buildings, student organizations, faculty, and athletic activities. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
The University of Pittsburgh Law Review, founded in 1934, is the longest-standing publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. It is produced by students and aims to publish excellent academic scholarship.
Out-of-print monographs published by the University of Pittsburgh Press between 1938 and 2004.
Visual images from the 1920s to the present of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus.
Visual images from the 1920s-1950s show group portraits from conventions and youth conferences, individual portraits of Urban League Fellows and Urban League staff, housing and work conditions for black employees, and children at Camp James Weldon. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images of the early 12th century Benedictine abbey church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Burgundy organized by Dr. Alison Stones, Professor of History of Art & Architecture.
Visual illustrations drawn in 2004 designed to support foreign language instructional tasks, such as describing objects and people or describing events and situations.
Visual images depict the Pittsburgh floods of 1936 and 1937, and images of trains and scale models (1960s). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Depict original land grants that settlers of present-day Allegheny County received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after William Penn and his descendants vested the land to the legislature.
An historian and philosopher of science, Salmon made major contributions to current ideas of scientific explanation, causation, and the nature of induction and probability among other areas of philosophy of science. Held by ULS Special Collections.
An American philosopher who made significant contributions to philosophy of science and epistemology, Sellars was particularly noted for his contributions to metaphysics and to philosophy of mind. Consists of manuscripts of nearly all of Sellars’ work, reading notes, preliminary notes for further development, drafts of articles, working papers, correspondence, teaching materials and lecture notes. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Visual images include Pittsburgh during the 1907 flood, the 1908 Pittsburgh Sesquicentennial parade celebration, and Pittsburgh's Luna Park (1907-1920). Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Visual images from the 1880s-1970s show the Homestead Steel Works plant and community activities, machinery, workers, strikes, safety and accident concerns, and social activities; also include images of World War II production, morale campaigns in the mill, and female employees during the war. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Hand-written by William Darlington in 1839, the volumes contain records about Fort Pitt, business transactions (1752-1782), a list of names of some inhabitants at the fort, and some unrelated notes about Darlington's observations of birds in Allegheny County, Pa. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Consists of letters sent from Hester Pitt, the wife of William Pitt the Elder, to Alexander Hood, who lent the couple money during times of financial instability; also includes assorted documents detailing some of the political activities of Pitt as well his son, William Pitt the Younger. Pitt the Elder served at various times as a member of Parliament, secretary of state, and prime minister of England. Held by the ULS Archives Service Center.
Photographs of the construction of the Civic Arena (later known as Mellon Arena) from 1958-1961. Held by the Heinz History Center.