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Resources on African-American History and Culture in Pittsburgh @ Archives & Special Collections: Performing Arts

The University Library System's Archives and Special Collections contains many collections that detail African-American history and culture in Pittsburgh.

Online Finding Aids for Pittsburgh Theatre Materials in Curtis

Curtis Theatre Collection

The Ford E. and Harriet R. Curtis Theatre Collection was established to document the history of the performing arts in Pittsburgh.  Over the last several years we have made progress in developing our holdings related to Pittsburgh's African-American performing arts companies.

Images from the Curtis Theatre Collection

Little Willie Armstrong Jones flyer, 1975

Little Willie Armstrong Jones flyer, 1975

Headshot of Dr. Vernell Lillie circa 1975

Dr. Vernell Lillie

Pittsburgh Black Theatre Dance Ensemble, 1971

Black Nativity program, 1989

Black Nativity program, 1989

Archival Collections