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Rob Penny

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the papers of Rob Penny, noted Pitt professor, activist, playwright, and poet!

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...

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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...

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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...

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August Wilson writing

The August Wilson Archive

We are thrilled to announce we have acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle —ten plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All ten of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For more info visit here.

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The University of Pittsburgh Library System is committed to Equity and Justice

ULS Commitment to Equity and Justice

We stand in solidarity with our black students, faculty, colleagues and our community and condemn all expressions of racism. We acknowledge our responsibility to help create a world that actively values and affirms diversity and inclusion, a core value of the ULS and the library profession.

We join Pitt’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in “speaking out in solidarity with our black students, colleagues, neighbors and friends. We remain focused on...

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