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Text & conText Lab print setting

The Text & conText Lab, a Center for Creativity/University Library System partnership on the Third Floor of Hillman Library, provides an active environment for the creation, manipulation, and/or disassembly of text, including papermaking, bookbinding, and more!

University Library System Acquires Jonas Salk Papers
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of an archival collection documenting the research and career of Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first successful polio vaccine.
Sam Rivers playing the soprano saxophone

Rivers was an American jazz musician and composer. Though most famously a tenor saxophonist, he also performed on soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica, piano, and viola. With a thorough command of music theory, orchestration, and composition, Rivers was an influential and prominent artist in jazz music. more...

Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward Logo

The PRESSED exhibit draws from the Forward archive a selection of the metal printing plates used to print photographs in the paper, depicting daily life and historical moments of Jewish life in America and around the world from the 1920s to the 60s.

The University of Pittsburgh Library System is pleased to announce that students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and the public now have access to the August Wilson Archive in Hillman Library.  The organization of the archive is detailed in the collection finding aid. more...

hillman exterior

The final phase of the Hillman Reinvention begins, with the ground floor and the core of the building (including elevators and bathrooms) under renovation starting spring 2023.
When completed, these newly renovated spaces will contain: a centrally located help & information desk, a Media Lab "blackbox" light and sound-controlled audio and video production suite of spaces, Pitt IT Computer Lab, expanded and updated bathrooms and elevators, and new light-filled atrium entrance.

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