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Non-Fiction Writing Workshop - Oakland Campus: Archives and Special Collections

A guide for graduate student research in ENG 2310 with professor Maggie Jones.

Special Collections & Archives Service Center

The Special Collections Department and Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh are open to you for your research needs.

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.

The Archives Service Center (ASC) is the repository for manuscript and record collections that document the history of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region, including the University of Pittsburgh.


Search and Browse

Search both digitized material as well as finding aids for all of the ULS archival and manuscript holdings. A separate search on finding aids will provide you with background information and an inventory of the records found within our archival and manuscript collections. See our Guide to Using the Archives for information on how to use our finding aids!

Browse Our Digital Collections

Browse Our Finding Aids


Special Collections Guides and Links

Archives Guides and Links