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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.

April 15, 2015

150 Years Ago: Lincoln’s Assassination

Letters from the Detre Library & Archives provide a glimpse into momentous local and national events as they unfolded, such as President Abraham Lincoln's assassination 150 years ago.

March 25, 2015

Helen MacCloskey, Pioneer Aviatrix

The popularity of civil aviation became widespread between the first and second World Wars. Thousands of spectators flocked to watch the races and stunts of skilled pilots, both male and female, hailing from every corner of the United States. In a predominately male sport, the Western Pennsylvania region can boast of several pioneer aviatrixes during this period. One native star of the sky was Pittsburgher Helen MacCloskey.