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Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) is one of western Pennsylvania's largest repositories for manuscripts, rare books, photographs, microfilm, maps, audio visual materials, and more. We recently merged the departments of the Archives Service Center and Special Collections.

NOTE: The Archives & Special Collections Reading room located in 363 Hillman will close on Monday, Dec. 3rd for the library renovation and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd in room G-20, on the Ground Floor of Hillman Library near the Cup & Chaucer.  Anyone who wishes to consult and access to collections between Monday, December 3, 2018 and Friday, December 21, 2018 will be directed to our other location at the Archives Service Center, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.  Please call 412-648-3232 or email https://library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist if you have any questions. 

Looking for information on hours, how to get here, doing research, and ordering reproductions? See our FAQ Page!

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