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August 30, 2017

See the Jeep as a Lady

Created of necessity on the eve of World War II, the versatile combat vehicle that became known the world over as the “Jeep” demonstrated the best American ingenuity had to offer. The jeep’s evolution as a civilian vehicle reflected rapidly advancing American technology and the changing society of the post-war boom years.

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.

October 21, 2015

Spotlight on the Sherman

Pittsburgh’s contributions to World War II ranged from the smallest bomb fuses to the largest artillery. But the 38-ton Sherman tank parked in front of the History Center reminds us that there’s nothing quite like the drama of a legendary vehicle.