The Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives offers a non-circulating collection of materials documenting life in Western Pennsylvania. Search our online catalog for books, archival collections, periodicals, and more.

Historic Pittsburgh

Digitized Archives
Historic Pittsburgh comprises primary and secondary sources about the greater Pittsburgh region, including a wide range of publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research.

Library & Archives Finding Aids

Finding aids provide descriptions of the contents and creators of archival collections. Search over 900 from the Detre Library & Archives at Historic Pittsburgh.

The Jewish Encyclopedia of Western Pennsylvania

The Jewish Encyclopedia of Western Pennsylvania is a descriptive record of Jewish history in Western Pennsylvania. This online encyclopedia provides basic information about hundreds of Jewish people, families, congregations, organizations, charities, businesses, and events going back to 1755.