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HISTORICAL & ARCHITECTURAL INFORMATION ABOUT PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, James D. Van Trump Library

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1134; 412- 471-5808; FAX 412-471-1633; www.phlf.org

  • Historic Preservation • Architectural History of Allegheny County
    Albert M. Tannler
    Historical Collections Director
    al@phlf.org

 Libraries, Museums, and Historical Organizations and Agencies

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
www.clpgh.org

Pennsylvania Department
Marilyn Holt, Reference Librarian
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412- 622-3154; padept@carnegielibrary.org

  • General Western PA history
  • Photographs
  • Newspapers

In 2003 CLP eliminated its Art Library and moved its valuable and extensive collection of pre-1970 architectural serials to off-site storage.

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412-687-6811
www.wpgs.org

  • Genealogy

Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives
Martin Aurand, Architecture Librarian & Archivist
Hunt Library
Frew Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-8165; malf@andrew.cmu.edu
www.library.cmu.edu/Research/ArchArch

  • Architects and architectural firms active in Western PA
  • Architectural drawings
    * Pittsburgh Architecture: A Guide to Research
    * The Charette

The Heinz Architectural Center
Carnegie Museum of Art
Tracy Myers, Curator
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412- 622-5552; myerst@carnegiemuseums.org

  • Architectural renderings
  • Architectural artifacts

Steel Industry Heritage Corporation
www.riversofsteel.com
Rivers of Steel Archives (by appointment)
623 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-464-4020, Ext. 22

  • Steel industry history

 Photo Antiquities
531 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-231-7881

  • Pittsburgh photographs 1839-1939

University of Pittsburgh Library
Archives Service Center (ASC)/Archives of Industrial Society
500 Thomas Blvd., Room 221
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Initial Contact: Reference 412-244-7091; archives-ref@pitt.edu

  • Asst. University Librarian—Michael J. Dabrishus, 271 Hillman Library
    412-648-7755; michaeld@pitt.edu
  • Head, ASC—Ed Galloway 412-244-7524; edwardg@pitt.edu
  • Reference Archivist—Wendy Pflug 412-244-7215; wendyp@pitt.edu
  • Photographic collections, including City Photographers’ Collection
  1. 1901-58—Miriam Meislik 412-244-7075; miriam@pitt.edu

Jean Ann Croft, Head, Special Collections & Preservation
63 Hillman Library
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-244-7522; jeanann@pitt.edu

(pre-1870 PA history)

  • Theatre collections—William C. Daw 412-648-7766; wcdst3@pitt.edu
  • Pittsburgh authors and imprints

Historic Pittsburgh Website: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
www.pghhistory.org
412-454-6000; Library – 412-454-6364/library@hswp.org

  • General Western PA history
  • Social and ethnic history

City and State/National Preservation Agencies

Historic Review Commission
Katherine Molnar, Historic Preservation Planner
City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Katherine.molnar@city.pittsburgh.pa.us
412-255-2243

  • City Historic Structures/Districts


Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

William Callahan, Western PA Preservation Specialist
Fort Pitt Museum
101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
wcallahan@state.pa.us

412-565-3575

• Civil War photographs

 Architectural History

Kidney, Walter C. Pittsburgh’s Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997).

Tannler, Albert M. A List of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Buildings and Architects, 1950-2005 (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2005).

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633