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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.


PittCat PittCat is the main searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library System (ULS), including articles, books, ebooks, journal articles, ejournals, audio and 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."