Exhibits

These exhibits focus on a subject or topic created by our partners that draw upon content found in Historic Pittsburgh. 

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Pitt Football: Through the Years

From humble beginnings at the Western University of Pennsylvania to a nine-time national championship program, football has been active at Pitt since 1889. This site features 15 historic Pitt football photographs from the University Archives, which include Bowl champions, All-Americans, and Heisman Trophy winners. Some of these men, like Pop Warner and Jock Sutherland, made a lasting impact on the game of football and others, like Dan Marino, Tony Dorsett and Mike Ditka, went on to Hall of Fame-worthy professional football careers.

Courtesy: Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Thumbnail of a map of the city of Pittsburgh - from G.M. Hopkins Map Collection

Pittsburgh Maps

The Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection comprises several maps series helpful for studying and tracing the physical development and changes in the Pittsburgh area landscape.

Pittsburgh's Bicentennial: Bridging Pittsburgh's Past to Present

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was officially incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. Over the course of its 200 years, our city has evolved from a military fort to become a center for commerce, industry, technology, athletics, and education. As the city has grown the geography has demanded the construction of bridges connecting valleys, crossing rivers and streams, and enabling the transportation of people, goods and services.

Courtesy: Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Stories of the Library: 50 Years of Hillman

Stories of the Library: 50 Years of Hillman

The story of Hillman Library’s first fifty years is a story of change, but also of underlying consistency. The photos in this exhibit depict various library activities, some showing scenes from long ago, but all containing familiar elements of today’s Hillman. As we look back and celebrate the last half century, we are excited to see what the next 50 years will bring for Hillman Library.

Link to the Elsie H. Hillman Web site

The Elsie H. Hillman Web site

The Elsie H. Hillman website is a gateway and starting point to learn about Elsie Hillman’s amazing life. Elsie Hillman or just “Elsie” to many, played a key role in local, state, and national politics, as well as an everlasting impact on the City of Pittsburgh and the region, through involvement in numerous community, educational, and cultural institutions.

Courtesy: Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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