[Pittsburg, circa 1885 by Captain Willard Glazier]

The Curator's Coalition of Pittsburgh Celebrates:

Archives Week

October 11-17, 1998

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.

Carlow College Archives
* Duquesne University Archives
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University Archives
Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives
Mercy Hospital Archives
*The Fine and Rare Book Room, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
*Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
* Archives Service Center, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Archives and Records Center, Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
The H. John Heinz III Archives
*Westmoreland County Historical Society

1999 SAA Host Committee Home

Photograph Courtesy Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Department