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ASC Digital Collections

These are some of the specific collections we have digitized from the Archives Service Center, but be sure to check out all of the ULS Digital Collections too!

American Left Ephemera Collection
A wide-range of primary source textual and visual material documents left-wing organizations in the U.S. during the 20th century.

Darlington Digital Library
Comprises first major collection of books, broadsides, lithographs, manuscripts, atlases, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh in the 1920s by the William M. Darlington family that documents colonial American history, the exploration of the Ohio Valley, the Far West, and world history.

Dick Thornburgh Papers
Includes textual, photographic, audio and video material that documents the life and career of Pennsylvania's 44th Governor (1979-1987) and Attorney General of the United States (1988-1991).

Documenting Pitt
A selection of photographs and textual materials from the University Archives that reflect portions of the University of Pittsburgh’s documented history from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Fred Wright Cartoons
Fred Wright, an American labor cartoonist and activist, created thousands of cartoons from 1939-1984 reflecting the politics and labor issues of the day, which were featured in newspapers, union publications, and overseas union activism.

Historic Pittsburgh
Comprehensive collection of textual, manuscript, photographic and cartographic resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the Western Pennsylvania area primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries contributed by local cultural heritage institutions.

Oral history interviews of Jewish immigrants conducted between 1968-2001 by the Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).
 
Documents aspects of the labor movement in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
Focuses on disseminating research and educational materials relevant to the Pittsburgh dialect and includes conversational interviews that capture examples of such dialect.