Bob Johnson and other dancers during a performance

Archival & Manuscript Collections

At Archives & Special Collections (A&SC), we collect records, manuscripts and personal papers, on many topics. While they mostly focus on people, places, and histories of Western Pennsylvania, they also encompass subjects  of national and international importance. You'll find highlights of our collecting strengths below. Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact us for more information or to schedule a research appointment to view materials.

Click on one of the topics below to see some of our related collection guides!

African American History
A man and two women sit at a table in front of a poster reading “What are you doing about the shortage of engineers?”
Architecture
Associations
Business and Industry
A woman sits on a stool wearing a protective mask while welding a metal beam
Churches and Synagogues
An illustration of the Old Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church
Education
Environment
Ethnic Groups
Faculty Papers
Government
Health and Medicine
Labor
Men and boys stand around a sign reading “’The Switch’ is on strike”
Music
Personal Papers
Philosophy
Politics
Social Action
Men stand with their fists raised in a crowd of people.
Societies
Sports
Theater
A woman dressed in white kneels on a pedestal on a stage and raises her hands to frame her head
Transportation
University of Pittsburgh
Four male cheerleaders wearing Pitt sweaters jump with their arms raised
Women
Two members of the Visiting Nurses’ Association read a book to three small children

The banner image is from our Bob Johnson Papers collection