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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.

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Tax-Book of Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pa.

Contains a bound volume that is a copy of tax records from Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, from 1795 to 1798.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Teenie Harris Photographs

Visual images from the 1920s-1970s taken by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris document life in the black communities of Pittsburgh, including weddings, funerals, family portraits, church events, street scenes, businessmen, and mill workers.

Contributor: Carnegie Museum of Art

Thomas Mellon and William B. Negley Day Book

Consists of a day book containing names of clients and records of payment from the seven-year partnership between Thomas Mellon, founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family, and his nephew, William B. Negley.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Trimble Company Records

Visual images from the 1920s-1950s show various building construction projects the Pittsburgh-based company undertook, including the Bell Telephone building, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad building, and various department store warehouses.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center