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September 16, 2015

A Different Kind of History

The Wah Hoo, Highlander, The Piper, The Flame. What are these names? Bygone dances? Restaurants? Find out and learn more about one of the Detre Library & Archives' fascinating collections in this blog post.

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June 25, 2015

Cookbooks with a Cause

Originating from churches, auxiliaries, athletic teams, neighborhoods, and civic organizations, the Library & Archives’ collection of community cookbooks capture and preserve the taste and voices of women engaged in our region.

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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.

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