Calling all history buffs! Historic Pittsburgh, found on the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s website, contains a wealth of primary and secondary resources about the city’s history and surrounding areas. This is a great tool for those who are interested in the general history of Pittsburgh.
This resource includes features such as:
Maps of Allegheny County and its surrounding boroughs
Letters and memorabilia from prominent local figures
You can browse the site by clicking on one of the six boxes on the homepage or choose to perform a general or advanced search.
The side links that appear on the results screen allow you to explore related topics and other collections.
One feature that I found interesting was the Exhibits section, which features articles on past exhibits by partner organizations such as Chatham University.
Have fun exploring!
Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library