ULS Digital Collections

Featured Collection

Audubon's Birds of America Audubon's Birds of America

The University of Pittsburgh is fortunate to own one of the rare, complete sets of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. It is considered to be the single most valuable set of volumes in the collections of the University Library System (ULS). Indeed, only 120 complete sets are known to exist.

The ULS has digitized over 100,000 unique items (that’s over 1.5 million page images!) from several special collecting units, including the Archives Service Center, Center for American Music, and the Special Collections Department, as well as several Pitt Faculty members and regional partner institutions. Note that guides (i.e., finding aids) to our archives and manuscript collections are included here too.

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