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The Special Collections Department has collaborated with the ULS Digital Research Library to digitize and support online access to many of our holdings.

A full-text collection of over one hundred textbooks published in the 1800s. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Complete double elephant folio set of John James Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838). Held by ULS Special Collections.
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. Includes albums containing family photographs from 1885-1888. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Site includes selected manuscripts and other material that document Washington's long career and association with the Western Pennsylvania region from 1754-1799. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Comprehensive collection of textual, photographic and cartographic resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the Western Pennsylvania area in the 19th and 20th centuries contributed by local cultural heritage institutions; includes census schedules and chronology of Pittsburgh.
Broadsheets from 1902 illustrated by Jack Yeats (younger brother of William Butler Yeats), who became one of Ireland's major artists in the early 20th century. Held by ULS Special Collections.
Color woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) depict the Art of Noh through detailed portraits, landscapes and theatrical performances, taking into account some of Japan's rich history. Held by ULS Special Collections.