Category Archives: Hidden collections

Collection Spotlight: the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors Records

Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors Records, 1958-2003, MSS 995 Extent: 19 linear ft. [17 boxes] History of the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors (PCIV) The Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors (PCIV), also known as GlobalPittsburgh, is a community-based non-profit organization … 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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A.M. Brown’s Union Executive Committee letter book.

(This blog post appeared originally as the “Library and Archives Treasures” column of the Fall 2013 issue of Western Pennsylvania History) Though it seems unimaginable today, Abraham Lincoln faced considerable challenges on his path to winning a second term in … Continue reading

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Collections Spotlight: the Civic Light Opera Records

Civic Light Opera Records, 1946-1996, MSS 955 Extent: 18 linear ft. [18 boxes] History of the Civic Light Opera The Civic Light Opera Association of Greater Pittsburgh (later the Civic Light Opera) was founded in 1946 by Edgar J. Kaufmann … 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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The Process of Processing in the Detre Library and Archives

One of the primary responsibilities of an archivist is to ensure accessibility to the collections that their organization acquires and preserves. This involves archival processing, or, organizing and arranging materials physically while creating descriptive guides providing context to the content. In October … 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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