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Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

Oakland: A Look Back

Date of Exhibition: Spring 2020-Fall 2021

Curator: Miriam Meislik (Media Curator)

Location: Digital Interactive Wall, Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Description: Featured are landmark buildings and vivid street scenes. In 1840, Oakland was sparsely populated with large tracts of land used primarily as farm and grazing pastures. Streetcars arrived in the 1870s to provide access to Downtown. The 20th century witnessed a development boom. Today Oakland is a hub of medical, cultural, and educational significance known the world over.