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.

UPG Visual History

Visual images from the 1920s to the present of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Union Arcade Building Photographs

Visual images taken between June 16, 1915 and October 26, 1916 show the construction of the Henry Clay Frick’s Union Arcade Building in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Union Switch & Signal Strike Photographs

Visual images from June 1914 portray strikers from US&S, and several other Westinghouse plants, marching in the streets of Pittsburgh’s Swissvale neighborhood.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) Records

Visual images from the 1930s-1950s represent the activities, officers, and members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) union in Pittsburgh and vicinity.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Photographs

The images depict activities of the United Jewish Federation (now the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh) including the settlement of immigrants during the 1920s through the 1980s, senior services and facilities, employment, adoption and family counseling, Pittsburgh Jewish schools, and dialogue between the Jewish and African American communities of Pittsburgh.

Contributor: Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

University of Pittsburgh Historic Photographs

Visual images from the 1810s-2000s visually document the history of the University of Pittsburgh, its buildings, student organizations, faculty, and athletic activities.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Urban League of Pittsburgh Records

Visual images from the 1920s-1950s show group portraits from conventions and youth conferences, individual portraits of Urban League Fellows and Urban League staff, housing and work conditions for black employees, and children at Camp James Weldon.

Contributor: University of Pittsburgh