Blog Archives

Western Pennsylvania History

, Brady Smith
Picture, Picture on the Wall: A Brief History of Early Photography, Leslie Przybylek
Awaiting the Arrival of Old St. Nick, Leslie Przybylek
Riot Gear and Red Vests: Remembering 1968 with the Pittsburgh Police Collection, Eleanor DePastino
Pittsburgh Aviator Calbraith Perry Rodgers, Lauren Ball
Whoooo Will You Be on Halloween?: The Changing Face of America’s Spookiest Holiday, Leslie Przybylek
Pittsburgh’s Diverse Immigrant Past & Present, Matthew Strauss
Samuel Langley: Pioneering Standard Time, Lauren Ball
A Trip to Pittsburgh’s Suburbs, Sierra Green
A First Glimpse Through the Liberty Tunnels, Leslie Przybylek
Help the History Center Get Outdoors, Leslie Przybylek
Oh Strip District, Where Art Thou?, Lauren Uhl
Raise Your Glass! Documenting Pittsburgh’s “Watering Holes”, Leslie Przybylek
John Brashear’s Forgotten Time Capsule, Liz Simpson
#Pixburgh: Be a Part of History!, Library & Archives Staff
Interview with Golf Great Carol Semple Thompson, Angela Ford
Oakmont Country Club, Lauren Ball
Uncovering Crime: Documenting Pittsburgh’s Criminal Past, Leslie Przybylek
Of Bells and Fire: Artifacts Recall April 10, 1845, Leslie Przybylek
The Mystery of Pittsburgh’s “Ghost Bomber”, Ned Schano
New Pittsburghese Guide Helps Yinz with Local Speech, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine
Go Outside and Play!, Lauren Uhl
Holiday Windows in Downtown Pittsburgh, Leslie Przybylek
Tic Toc, the Arcade Bakery, & Kaufmann’s Department Store, Emily Ruby
A “Great Base Ball Tournament”, Craig Britcher
From Stands to Stadium: Josh Gibson, Ryan Hreczkosiej
Michael Musmanno and the Nuremberg Trials, Liz Simpson
Food Fights for Freedom, Lauren Uhl
Remembering Billy Strayhorn, Samuel W Black
Heinz: Much More than 57 Varieties, Brian Butko
Pittsburgh Pirates: Roberto Clemente’s Rookie Season, Brady Smith
Zippo Lighters Lit the Way in World War II, Liz Simpson

Library & Archives

The Westinghouse Time Capsule, Library & Archives Staff
A Very Aluminum Christmas, Matt Strauss
Reading the Menus, Rosemary Kovacs
The Steelworker’s Work Whistle on VE Day: Three Dots and a Dash, Library & Archives Staff
The Heinz Passover Ad Campain’t, David Schlitt
Camp James Weldon Johnson, Matthew Strauss
The Secret History of a Famous Westinghouse Photograph, Library & Archives Staff
Documenting a Historic Rivalry: Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, John Paul Deley
American Archives Month at the History Center, Sierra Green
A Different Kind of History, Rosemary Kovacs
Mrs. Soffel and the Biddle Boys, Sierra Green
Cookbooks with a Cause, Sierra Green
Arthur Buchman’s Cards Home, Matthew Strauss
150 Years Ago: Lincoln’s Assassination, Matthew Strauss
Helen MacCloskey, Pioneer Aviatrix, Library & Archives Staff

Concerning Conservation & Care

How to Care for Textiles, Barbara Conner
World War II Correspondence in a Candy Box, Barbara Conner
A Year in Black and White, Barbara Conner