Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
June 3, 2015

Arthur Buchman’s Cards Home

Among the more unique forms of correspondence in the collections at the Detre Library & Archives are the prisoner of war cards sent by Lt. Arthur H. Buchman to his family in Pittsburgh during World War II.

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May 22, 2015

The Life and Myth of Simon Girty

In the decades following the American Revolution, no one was more universally hated by frontier residents than former Indian captive Simon Girty.

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May 18, 2015

Transportation Through Time

Explore the evolution of transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania, from trails to trains and everything in between.

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May 13, 2015

Heinz: Much More than 57 Varieties

The most-quoted motto from H.J. Heinz is one explains his basic philosophy: “To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”

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May 6, 2015

John F. Leahy, FBI During WWII

At first glance, these artifacts—including a Western Electric telephone test handset, a lineman’s belt, and climbing spurs—look like equipment used by any telephone repairman from the 1940s. But their owner didn’t work for the phone company. John F. Leahy worked for the FBI.

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