Our annual Treasures in the Archives is an opportunity to see highlights from one of the largest collections of historic materials in Western Pennsylvania.
The archivists who work with these items every day will share the rarely heard stories behind some of their favorite collections. Collections featured in past Treasures in the Archives have included building movers, boxers, butchers, old saloons, famous families, overlooked community stories, and the lost history of a notorious home for ex-offenders.
This year, we’ll explore:
- A first look into the fascinating and voluminous records of renowned Pittsburgh forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht
- The history of Shadyside Hospital, from its unique origins and current status to the hospital’s response to World War I and the 1918 Flu pandemic
- The life of Gus Miller, a well-known figure in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood who ran a beloved newsstand and served as a chief usher at Forbes Field
- How artist Aaronel deRoy Gruber transformed from a Pittsburgh housewife to an internationally-recognized artist with a career that spanned six decades
This signature event on the Detre Library & Archives calendar is a chance to learn about the lives of Western Pennsylvanians through one-of-a-kind photographs and documents.
This program is free, but donations are appreciated. Please register online.
This program will be presented virtually.
Live captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Open captioning will be provided at this program
American sign language will be provided at this program