Collections

Historic Pittsburgh comprises a variety of primary and secondary sources from multiple partners about the greater Pittsburgh region, including a wide range of publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research.

F. Theodore Wagner Papers

Visual images from the 1900s-1930s of Wagner's family, friends, neighbors, and surroundings in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood prior to the mass influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the great migration of African Americans from the South.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Father Cox Papers

Visual images from 1930 of the Great Depression, Jobless party activities, and Father Cox, a Pittsburgh Catholic priest and political and social activist.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records

Records of First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.), including minutes, church registers, publications, and baptismal, confirmation, marriage, and burial records.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive

Visual images from the 1940s-1980s which visually document train engines and stations in the western Pennsylvania area.

Contributor: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Frederick T. Gretton Photographs

Visual images from the 1880s-1900s show the Jones & Laughlin steel mill on Pittsburgh’s South Side, including a wide variety of images of blast furnaces.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

Fuchs Family Papers and Photographs

Visual images primarily depict cadets from St. Joseph's Junior Military School as well as members of the Fuchs family from 1933-1951.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center