New online finding aids

Ten new online finding aids were added to Historic Pittsburgh last week, including:

 Abe Weiner Papers and Photographs, 1936-2011, MSS# 582

Abe Weiner was a Pittsburgh Surrealist painter and teacher.  This collection consists of his artwork, exhibition and sales records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards and certificates, photographs and resumes.

Gardens Limited Collection, 1965-2010, MSS#579

Established in 1955, the Gardens Limited Garden Club is the only predominantly Jewish garden club in Pittsburgh. Along with regular meetings and outings, the club members participate in an annual garden market, present a biennial flower show, and plan civic projects. The collection includes membership lists, programs, minutes, correspondence and photographs.

Halloween party in Millvale, 1914 (from the Reiber-Sachs Family Papers and Photographs)

Reiber-Sachs Family Papers and Photographs, 1863-1999, MSS 577

In the late 1800s, Gustav Adolph Reiber and his wife Elizabeth immigrated to the United States from Germany, eventually settling in Millvale, Pa.   Their daughter Margaret married William Sachs, an engineer who spent his career with the American Bridge Division of the U.S Steel Company.  This collection contains material documenting Sachs’ career, family photographs, and assorted family documents.

Irving N. Elbling Papers, c. 1950-1995, MSS# 572

Irving N. Elbling, an award-winning research chemist, was involved in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community as a member and elected officer for many organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region. He was a president of the B’nai B’rith Pittsburgh Council, District Grand Lodge No. Three, and Freedom Lodge No. 1780. The collection contains records primarily from his involvement in both local and international B’nai B’rith chapters, with the bulk of the collection containing publications by District Grand Lodge No. Three and Freedom Lodge No. 1780.


About Matthew Strauss

Chief Archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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