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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.

April 8, 2015

Mildred Martin Allen and the Hill District’s Satellites Softball Team

Learn about Mildred Allen and the Hill District's Satellites softball team. In 1970, the team was sponsored by the United Black Front, a cultural nationalist organization involved with progressive community activities that included economic development and civil rights.

March 11, 2015

Bertha Lamme, Engineer

Bertha Lamme blazed new trails for women when she accepted a job as an engineer with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company in 1893. Her slide rule and T-square are on display in Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation.