The University Archives documents the history and traditions of the University of Pittsburgh community, from its founding as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, through its re-chartering as the Western University of Pennsylvania, to the present.
Documenting Pitt provides access to a sampling of these records detailing the administrative, academic and athletic pursuits and achievements of the University community which are a testament of what it means to be a Panther.
A comprehensive collection of local resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the western Pennsylvania area. This is a great source for researching neighborhoods! It includes books, images, and maps.
The 1,200 books about Pittsburgh were published in the 19th and early 20th centuries and include Pittsburgh city directories.
The 35,000 images visually documenting Pittsburgh are from the collections and archives of many local cultural heritage institutions and historical societies.
The maps of Pittsburgh include Hopkins Real Estate maps, the Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Flood Commission maps, and Geodetic and Topographic Survey maps of Pittsburgh. Search by street or building name.