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The Historic Pittsburgh Web site is a collaborate endeavor that enables access to historic material held by several local cultural heritage institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives Service Center, the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art , Chatham College Archives, and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. The site includes access to over 1,000 books, over 11,000 visual images, over 1,200 historic maps, census schedules and an exhaustive chronology of Pittsburgh.
Documenting PITT comprises a set of key materials from the University Archives, including yearbooks, athletic media guides and assorted publications. More than 70,000 pages of text, along with hundreds of images, visually depict some of the many people and buildings that encompass the University of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community provides online access to 516 oral history interviews conducted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section between 1968 and 2001.
The Harold Corsini Photograph Collection depicts selected work carried out by freelance photographer Corsini from the 1960s-1970s for local and national businesses and corporations, including US Steel. The online collection also comprises images Corsini shot during World War II as well as his travels in Southeast Asia and East Africa.
The Pittsburgh Speech & Society Project focuses on disseminating research and educational materials relevant to the Pittsburgh dialect and includes conversational interviews that capture examples of such dialect.
Drawing on the American Labor Movement : The Labor History Cartoons of Fred Wright showcase cartoons drawn by UE cartoonist Fred Wright from his "Labor History" series published 1956-1961 and again in the 1970s. This collection is part of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of American (UE) collection held by the Archives Service Center.
The Darlington Digital Library was created from the first major collection of books, manuscripts, atlases, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh. The Darlington Digital Library contains materials on colonial American history, the exploration of the Trans-Mississippi, the Far West, and world history. Also included are atlases and maps, broadsides, manuscripts, and lithographs.
The Dick Thornburgh Papers Web site comprises an extensive online guide to the personal papers documenting the life and career of Pennsylvania's 44th Governor (1979-1987) and Attorney General of the United States (1988-1991). Selected textual resources, photographs, and audio-visual material are available online.
Graduate students from the University’s School of Information Sciences have worked cooperatively with the Archives Service Center and the Digital Research Library to create small digital image collections for class; the Lillian Friedberg Postcard Collection and the A.E. Forbes Communist Collection are such examples. Students selected the material, followed DRL best practices to describe and digitize the material, and helped to create the respective Web sites.
The Digital Research Library has collaborated with several university faculty to provide online access to portions of their personal research collections to support teaching and instruction. The American Left Ephemera Collection represents one such effort working with Associate Professor Richard Oestreicher from the History department. This collection, which consists of a wide-range of primary source material documenting left-wing organizations in the twentieth century in the U.S., has now been donated to the Archives Service Center for research use.
The Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Labor Legacy Web site attempts to “map” the historical terrain of the labor movement in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania for the use of both the academic and general public. The material available online derives from the Labor collections held in the Archives of Industrial Society.