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Resources on the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike @ Pitt Archives: Secondary Sources

This guide provides information on archival resources pertaining to the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike at the University of Pittsburgh.

Some Helpful Books

Below is a sampling of the many books pertaining to the Homestead Steel Strike.

What is a Secondary Source?

In addition to the many primary, or archival, resources pertaining to the Battle of Homestead that are available at the University of Pittsburgh there are also a myriad of secondary resources available. Secondary source material is a discussion, interpretation or retelling of a subject that often draws on information found in primary sources. Some examples of secondary sources are scholarly books and articles and documentaries.

Below are a few ULS tools available to assist research researchers in locating secondary sources.

PITTCat+ allows reseearchers to search all available ULS content for pertinent material. Search results will consist mainly of secondary sources, such as books and articles; however, archival material and newspapers may also be present.

Databases provide access to articles and information that has been reviewed by experts and are typically not readily available online.


Search PITTCat+ for articles, books, & more



PITTCat+ is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.


History Databases

These databases, available to researchers affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, provide access to articles and other information from a wide range of sources. Some suggested search terms are "Homestead strike," "Battle of Homestead," "Henry Clay Frick," and "Homestead Steel Strike."