Archives & Special Collections News

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University of Pittsburgh Library System Receives One Million Dollar Grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for August Wilson Archive Outreach and Engagement

We are pleased to announce we have received a $1,000,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation to support in-depth public engagement with the August Wilson Archive over the next two years.
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The University Library System has acquired the archive of Andrey Avinoff

Dr. Avinoff is known locally as a former Director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and as the designer of Pitt's Russian Nationality Room
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We Have Acquired the Dr. Freddie Fu Archives

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the papers of Dr. Freddie Fu, noted orthopaedic surgeon and a leader in the field of sports medicine.
Undergrads: Apply to be an Archival Scholar!

Undergrads: Apply to be an Archival Scholar!

Awardees will develop independent research projects from rare books, manuscripts, music, photographs, diaries, organization records, or other archival collections found in the University of Pittsburgh Library System’s distinctive collections. Click here for more info!
Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror

Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror

In the mid-90s, Romero began production on several projects for young adult audiences.  Join us! Tuesday September 20th 7 p.m. as we examine and explore these lost projects including an adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps.
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A Notice on Harmful, Offensive, or Misrepresentative Archival Description and Language

The University of Pittsburgh Library System strives to steward the materials within our possession with the highest level of cultural sensitivity. Within Archives & Special Collections, we aim to describe our archival materials in a way that is respectful to, and informed by, the communities who use, create, and are represented in our collections. ...more

ULS Awarded Grant from the CLIR Recordings at Risk Program

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk program has awarded a $36,826 grant to the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) to digitize five Pittsburgh area oral history collections held by the Archives and Special Collections Department.
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Announcing The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive

The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to collect and share materials that reflect the incredible variety of experiences and memories of Black students, faculty, and staff at Pitt. If you are a current or former member of the Pitt community, we encourage you to share YOUR stories and photos!

We Have Acquired the Archive of Jazz Pianist Dave Burrell

The Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh Library System is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Dave Burrell Archive. Burrell was an influential innovator in New York’s free jazz scene, playing alongside trailblazing musicians such as alto saxophonist Marion Brown and tenor saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and David Murray. ...more

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