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February 27, 2020

“Lifting as we climb”: The Aurora Reading Club Records

"Lifting as we climb" means to encourage and provide for others while making one’s way in the world, following the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois’ racial uplift theory of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is what Pittsburgh’s Aurora Reading Club did at its founding in 1894 and continues to do after 124 years. With so much history and plenty more to make, the Aurora Reading Club records kept in the Detre Library & Archives continue to expand with new additions.

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January 22, 2020

Exploring the Kennywood Park Collection

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives is excited to be working on a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities for the processing and partial digitization of the archives of Pittsburgh’s iconic Kennywood Park.

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January 15, 2020

Hats Off! Celebrating Headwear on National Hat Day

Hang onto your hats – National Hat Day is Jan. 15! The Heinz History Center has more than 600 pieces of headwear in its collection, including hats, helmets, veils, bonnets, garrison caps, religious headwear, and more.

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