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October 19, 2016

Reading the Menus

Even before reading the text on one small document, the three satiny bows binding its pages - one red, one white, one blue - suggest that its message might be something patriotic. Learn about this historic menu and others in the Detre Library & Archives' newly indexed collection of special-events menus from our region's political, social, religious, corporate, and sports celebrations.

July 13, 2016

The Steelworker’s Work Whistle on VE Day: Three Dots and a Dash

How did Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, prepare for the end of World War II? The Detre Library & Archives takes a look at some of the documents in the Duquesne Steel Works Records to find out.

April 21, 2016

The Heinz Passover Ad Campain’t

Every spring, in time for Passover, readers paging through the mid-century Pittsburgh Jewish press could expect to see an advertisement from Heinz different from all other advertisements.