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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.

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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.

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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.

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