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Course & Subject Guides
Historic Pittsburgh Book Collection
Community Profiles on Historic Pittsburgh
There were 71 community profiles published by Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning in 1974. The profiles presented "information, primarily from the United States Census of Population and Housing, for use by citizens and community groups." All have been scanned and are available online in the Historic Pittsburgh Book Collection.
Pittsburgh Neighborhood Atlases
The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance was formed in 1969 and it's Pittsburgh Neighborhood Atlas project published 69 neighborhood atlases in 1977. All have been scanned and are available online in the Historic Pittsburgh Book Collection.
Pittsburgh School Desegregation Project Records, 1970-1983
On September 28, 1978, Carletta Washington et al. filed a class-action suit against the School District of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Board of Education, and the Superintendent of Schools requiring the defendants to develop a local plan for system-wide desegregation of city schools. The Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberty Foundation joined forces with local churches to aid in the desegregation of Pittsburgh's schools.
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
Visual images from the 1900s-1970s commissioned by the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works show parks, recreation facilities, and athletic events as well as hospital exteriors and interiors, mayoral events, traffic situations, and general street scenes of Pittsburgh.
The collection, held by the Archives Service Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh, comprises more than 150,000 film negatives, glass plate negatives, and photographic prints spanning the years 1890 through 2002. It is a diverse and thorough representation of neighborhoods, city growth, and cultural diversity.