Category Archives: Business and Industry

Heinz History Center Begins New NHPRC Grant

This month marks the kickoff of the Heinz History Center’s new project to increase access to archival material from Pittsburgh-area companies, including Westinghouse, Heinz, Alcoa, Mellon Bank, US Steel, and Gulf Oil.  Funded by $96,710 grant from the National Historic … Continue reading

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The J. W. Lynch Journals

A unique collection of unique voices, each archives exists to capture, preserve, and share firsthand accounts of history. Among the most iconic of these windows into the past is the daily journal. Constructed day by day, year after year, journals … Continue reading

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Collection Spotlight: D. L. Clark Company Records

D. L. Clark Company Records, 1923-1992, MSS 640 Extent: 0.75 linear ft. (2 boxes) History of the D. L. Clark Company The D. L. Clark Company traces its roots to Pittsburgh’s North Side in 1886 when David L. Clark, an … Continue reading

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Collection Spotlight: Consolidated Ice Company Records

Consolidated Ice Company Records, 1814-1951, MSS 000                                             Extent:  11.5 linear ft. (12 boxes) History of the Consolidated Ice … Continue reading

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“Equal Rights for Women- Now is the Time”: The Business & Professional Women’s Club of Pittsburgh and the Equal Pay Law

Among those hidden collections recently processed under the NHPRC’s Basic Processing Grant is the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Pittsburgh Records. The scrapbooks, correspondence, club histories, meeting minutes, awards, club rosters and member records that comprise this collection … Continue reading

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Electing Leonard C. Staisey

Leonard Staisey in 1967 was no stranger to election campaigns. Prior to that year Staisey had been elected to the City of Duquesne Board of Education in 1949, served 2-terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate between 1960 and 1966, and … Continue reading

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The Evans Family: A Pittsburgh Social Set

Before paparazzi, People magazine, and the Internet, Pittsburghers still got their fix of celebrity news. Miss Evelyn F. Evans, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, and other “society girls” were often featured in publications like the Bulletin Index and the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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