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The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff remains our top priority. In compliance with the recommendations of local and state officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Detre Library & Archives will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice.  

While we are able to handle some reference questions remotely, others cannot be addressed until we return to normal working conditions. Our best effort will be made to answer your question in a timely manner. 

Please use this form to contact the reference desk at the Detre Library & Archives. A librarian or archivist will get back to you with a response as soon as they are able.

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