August Wilson from "The Ground on Which I Stand." (David Cooper Photography)
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August Wilson

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. See our August Wilson Archive website for more information.

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 building a... more
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... more
We are here for you!

We are here for you!

Although classes are online and library buildings are closed due to COVID-19, we are here for you. Our team works around the clock to answer your research questions, host virtual workshops, scan articles, and so much more. Need help? Ask Us!
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... more

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