To help inform the community about the many archival resources available
in western Pennsylvania, the Curator's Coalition of Pittsburgh is
sponsoring a photographic exhibit for Archives Week, in conjunction with
the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). Archives Week is
an annual observance of the importance of archival and historical
records to people's lives.
Archives ensure the identification, preservation and use of the nation's historical record and documentary heritage for present and future generations. Western Pennsylvania archives collect, preserve and provide access to a wide variety of historical records, including church and family papers, government documents, personal manuscripts, and organizational, institutional and business records. Collections may also include photographs, maps, drawings, newspapers, audio-visual material and other items. Genealogists, historians, students and anyone interested in information about the past can benefit from the valuable primary resources in archives.
In all, twelve participating institutions have contributed photographs from their collections that will be displayed at the five institutions marked with an asterisk (*) until October 30, 1998. We invite you to visit the exhibiting archives to see the Archives Week display, or to drop by any of the regional archives and learn more about their collections.
Photograph Courtesy Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Department