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

Mary Roberts Rinehart Papers

Papers document the career of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958), who was a popular and prolific American author in the first half of the 20th century. Best known for her mysteries, Rinehart published poems, short stories, plays, articles, essays, memoirs, romances, and novels.
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