Guide to the Collection of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1944-1993
This collection contains materials published by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, publications sponsored by or prepared by the conference, and miscellaneous publications regarding Pittsburgh not sponsored by the Conference but related to community development, 1944-1993.
Guide to the Records of Collins and Wright, Inc., 1868-1938
The company was founded in 1838 and was known as the Pittsburgh Brittania Manufacturing Company; specializing in the manufacture of (salt and pepper) shaker and syrup jug tops, cream pitcher lids, mustard lids, and caster trimmings. The collection contains corporate history, corporate records, legal papers, catalogues, brochures, advertisements, price lists, photographs, and genealogical notes and family histories from 1868-1938.
Papers of Park H. Martin, 1935-1958
Park H. Martin was the Executive Director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, serving until his retirement in 1958 and the material largely pertains to Martin's work from 1945-1958.
Papers of the Leaf Family, 1830-1950
The Leafs were a prominent family in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. The collection includes correspondence, blueprints, personal items, diaries, appointment books pertaining to the lives of members of the Leaf family.
Guide to the Records of the Kingsley Association, 1894-1980
The Kingsley Association was formed in 1893 by George Hodges as a Pittsburgh settlement house. The collection includes: administrative and annual reports, books, brochures, budget information, case studies, clippings, correspondence, directories, minutes, photos and surveys spanning intermittent years from 1894-1980.
Papers of Abraham L. Wolk, 1937-1968
Abraham L. Wolk was born in 1891 and was a Pittsburgh jurist and a former Pittsburgh city councilman whose interests included smoke control, industrial health programs, the "Pay-as-you-go" tax program, and the Civic Light Opera. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda and notes, writings, speeches, memorabilia, photographs and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks have been microfilmed.
Guide to the Records of the Grace Reformed Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1853-1964
This collection contains the records of the Grace Reformed Church, Pittsburgh, PA 1853-1964 and relates primarily to financial information and organizational infrastructure. These records include bank ledgers, statements, receipts, bills of sale, church programs, bulletins, missals, sermons, member lists, burial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, and miscellaneous medias.
Guide to the Papers of James D. Shaw, 1827-1896
James D. Shaw was a small business entrepreneur who was engaged in the lumbering business in Western Pennsylvania and newspaper publishing in West Virginia. Shaw's papers consist primarily of business records and correspondence from 1860-1893 relating to the lumbering business. The collection also contains documents relating to his office of Justice of the Peace, Tyler County, West Virginia, 1889-91.
Collection of Adolph William Schmidt, 1957-1965
The collection contains information about the Atlantic Union including records, correspondence, and proceedings that relate to the formation of a Union among Western democracies collected by Adolph William Schmidt while he served as a delegate.
Guide to the William McNair Papers, 1930-1948
William N. McNair was mayor of Pittsburgh from 1934 until his resignation on October 6, 1936. Over a decade later, McNair ran as a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks.
Guide to the James Bonar Papers, 1886-1924
James Bonar was a late nineteenth and early twentieth century Pittsburgh businessman born in Dunfermline, Scotland, the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie. Bonar migrated to the United States where he was employed for a time by the Carnegie Steel Co. and later formed his own steam appliance company. Bonar was also an artist and served for a number of years as president of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs. Included in the corres
Guide to the Papers of the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section, 1894-2003
The Papers of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section, consist of organizational records, including correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pittsburgh Branch Records, 1940-1966, 19
The Records of the NAACP Pittsburgh Branch consist of an extensive collection of correspondence, minutes, local headquarters activities, chapter records, membership campaigns, bills and receipts, reports, pamphlets and other miscellaneous information.
Guide to the Steel Industries Engineering Corporation Records, 1931-1938
The records of the Steel Industries Engineering Corporation include lists of officers and directors, memoranda on company dissolution, and correspondence of company heads.
Herman Stearns Davis Papers, 1893-1932
Herman Stearns Davis, an astronomer educated at Princeton and Columbia University, worked for Columbia University, the U.S Coast and Geodetic Survey, the International Latitude Observatory, the cities of Pittsburgh and New York, the Gulf Refining Company and the Carnegie Institution during his career. The collection contains personal correspondence, a manuscript, notebooks, and newspaper clippings pertaining to astronomy.
Guide to the William H. Coleman Papers, 1906-1942
The Papers of William H. Coleman contain materials from his time spent as Mayor of McKeesport, Republican Congressman, and Republican Chairman of Allegheny County for the period of 1906-1942.
Guide to the Papers of the McCabe Family, 1776-1945
The McCabe family came to the United States from Tyrone County, Ireland, prior to the Revolutionary War. After the war the family slowly migrated from central to western Pennsylvania where they became prominent members of the Middletown (Coraopolis) and Monessen communities. This collection includes biographical data, family photos, genealogical charts, deeds to the Big Spring tract in Bedford County, Pa, and scrapbooks outlining the history of Monessen, Pa.
Guide to the Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania Records, 1890-1963
Originating in 1890, the Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania was a women's organization that existed through 1963. The collection contains material about their departments, committees, divisions and schools that were in place to create a well rounded individual able to assimilate well in society. Included in the collection are the constitution and by-laws, membership lists, reports of departments and committees, minute books, correspondence, event programs, publications, and
Guide to the Sumner B. Ely Diaries, 1899-1960
Sumner B. Ely was an engineer best known for his work on the Bureau of Smoke Prevention for the city of Pittsburgh. This collection contains 50 small diaires in which Ely recorded his own daily activities as well as some of his friends and family.
Guide to the American Service Institute Records, ca. 1920-1961
The American Service Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1941 with the purpose of working through the organized structure of the Pittsburgh community to promote better understanding and appreciation among people of all cultural and national backgrounds. The American Service Institute was in existence from 1941 through 1961. The records include material from the 1920s through 1961. The records include minutes and committees, unpublished studies and reports, ASI community projects, immigration