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Collections

March of the Pittsburgh Blues Copybook

Contains a copybook that was hand-copied from Charles Pentland's original journal, which documents the military activities of the Pittsburgh Blues between September 10, 1812 and September 10, 1813.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Marshall W. "Major" Taylor Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks document, through news-clippings from American and foreign presses, the accomplishments of Marshall W. ("Major") Taylor, a professional African-American bicycle racer. The articles include the climate of racial opinion in America and abroad as well as Taylor's reactions.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Max A. Lauffer Papers

Collection includes correspondence between Max A. Lauffer, a University of Pittsburgh professor and researcher who contributed greatly to the study of viruses during his career (1944-1986), and Jonas Salk.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

McFarland-Hall-Beck Families Papers

Collection includes genealogies, histories, correspondence, memoirs, journals, business and legal papers, photographs and memorabilia from the McFarland-Hall-Beck families, who are three families that originally settled in Virginia (now West Virginia).
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Modern China Studies

Text collection from the 1930s-1970s that provide insight into the political, economic, and educational conditions of China, including during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Monongahela Navigation Company Copybook

Consists of summaries from annual reports from the Monongahela Navigation Company from 1840-1897 detailing damage to locks and dams on the Monongahela River due to floods and ice.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Monongahela Railway Company Photographs

Visual images documenting railroad activities, buildings, equipment, and staff, as well as rivers and coal mining from 1903-1993; included are scenes in urban and rural areas of western Pennsylvania and bordering counties in West Virginia.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh

Mrs. Hanlin's Diary

Small bound personal diary (1857-1863) contains the writings of Mrs. Hanlin, who was a resident of Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. The diary covers topics such as religion, church activities, her son William, as well as the illnesses and deaths of friends and family members.
Contributor: University of Pittsburgh