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This page introduces users to the University of Pittsburgh Special Collections at Oakland.

From the Mary Roberts Rinehart Papers

Rinehart with sons, undated.

The Special Collections Reading Room

Welcome to Special Collections

The Special Collections Department is the general designation for rare books, general manuscripts, and special collections which belong to the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 1966, the collections consists of over 52,000 physical volumes, 560 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, 13,000 photographs, 500,000 theatre programs, and various slides, microfilms, posters, recordings, ephemera, and memorabilia. Materials collected by the Special Collections Department are housed in both Hillman Library and the Library Collections Storage Unit (LCSU) in Point Breeze. 

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Archives & Special Collections

A&SC at Hillman Library

3960 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-648-8190


M-F: 9:00am-4:45pm



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Example of a Celestial Atlas

Harmonia Macrocosmica [Atlas of the Heavens], 1708.