The Detre Library & Archives is open by appointment only as of Wednesday, July 1. Please contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-454-6364, or complete this online form for more information about scheduling an appointment.
The Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center is Western Pennsylvania’s preeminent source for researching the region’s rich history.
Founded in 1879, the Library & Archives preserves the rich history of Western Pennsylvania, and makes its collections accessible to researchers, students, and the general public.
The Library & Archives collection includes:
- 700,000 photographs, prints, and negatives
- 40,000 books, pamphlets, and monographs
- 3,500 individual archival collections of families, organizations, businesses, and industries
- 600 periodical titles
- 500 maps and atlases
Learn more about Western Pennsylvania, a region of cultural and ethnic diversity and unsurpassed significance in the history of industrialization and economic development.