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Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) is one of western Pennsylvania's largest repositories for manuscripts, rare books, photographs, microfilm, maps, audio visual materials, and more. We recently merged the departments of the Archives Service Center and Special Collections.

Special Collections has relocated its materials to the Archives Service Center (Library Resource Facility) on Thomas Boulevard as of August 2017.  However, our reading room in Hillman Library will remain open and normal operations will continue. For questions regarding access to collections, please contact us at 412-648-8190 or ULS-Archives&

Looking for information on hours, how to get here, doing research, and ordering reproductions? See our FAQ Page!

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