The Special Collections Department is the designation for rare books, general manuscripts, and special collections which belong to the University of Pittsburgh.
Exhibits and Displays
- Please visit our current exhibits
-Places You Wouldn't Believe: Selections from the Gerald Stern Papers
-Soldier, Writer, Artist, Photographer: Accounts from Europe 1914-1945
- Past Exhibits
Search Collection Guides
A collection guide will provide you with background information and an inventory of the records found within our archival collections, including those in the Archives Service Center and the Center for American Music. See our Guide to Using the Special Collections for information on how to use our collection guides!
Looking for information on hours, how to get here, doing research, and ordering reproductions? See our FAQ Page!
Our Collection Strengths
- American Schoolbooks & Children’s Literature
- History of Books and Printing
- Philosophy of Science
- Theatre and the Performing Arts
Gifts and Donations to Special Collections
Special Collections gratefully accepts gifts of materials related to our collections. For more information about gifts and donations.