Come visit our NEW site @ www.historicpittsburgh.org!
|Pittsburgh, circa 1804|
Painting by George Beck
This project has received partial funding from the Hillman Library Endowment and the Institute of Museum & Library Services.
|Come join the fun and show Pittsburgh's first mayor around his city today! Download the PDF to get started. Submit your photo and post to Flat Denny.|
In celebrating Pittsburgh’s 200th anniversary this year, we’ve made available digital images of the original Act of Incorporation creating the City of Pittsburgh on March 18, 1816 as well as the first minutes recorded and ordinances established by the new city shortly thereafter. (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives and the Pittsburgh City Clerk’s Office)
Search or browse over 1,200 books about Pittsburgh published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. We recently added a new text collection comprised of Pittsburgh city directories.
Search and view Hopkins Real Estate maps, the Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Flood Commission maps, and Geodetic and Topographic Survey maps of Pittsburgh.
Search and browse over 32,500 images visually documenting Pittsburgh from the collections and archives of many local cultural heritage institutions and historical societies.
|Archival Finding Aids|
Search and browse guides to the contents of over 1,500 archival and manuscript collections from the Archives Service Center at Pitt and the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.
Search U.S. Census Schedules for the City of Pittsburgh (1850-1880) and Allegheny City (1850-1870)
Search and browse a chronology of Pittsburgh covering nearly 300 years of local history (1717-2011).
View brief stock footage film clips of famous Pittsburgh landmarks and events by Bill Beal, a Pittsburgh filmmaker active from the 1940s through the 1990s.
The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on the Historic Pittsburgh website for educational and research purposes only. Any other use of these materials, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission, is strictly prohibited without written permission.
Historic Pittsburgh is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System. Contact us.