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May 13, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Fight Against Tuberculosis

As the world grapples with COVID-19, health officials are stressing the need for social distancing, contact tracing, and mass testing to curb the spread of the disease. Archival records from the Tuberculosis League of Pittsburgh, today known as Breathe Pennsylvania, shed light on how healthcare workers employed similar strategies to fight an earlier pandemic that swept across the world.

April 8, 2020

Annie Jacobs Davis: “The Mother of Montefiore Hospital”

Annie Jacobs Davis dedicated her life to helping those in need and contributing to the future of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

March 27, 2020

Experiencing History: Collecting Materials Related to the COVID-19 Response in Western Pennsylvania

The Heinz History Center is collecting objects, archival materials (both digital and physical), and web content that reflect the experiences of Western Pennsylvania citizens, officials, organizations, businesses, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to preserve these stories and materials so they can be shared for future study and research. Here’s how you can help.