Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh City Clerk’s Office Launches City Archives Digital Collections Website
From the City of Pittsburgh:
The Records Management Division of the Office of the City Clerk and City Council is pleased to announce the launch of a City Archives Digital Collections website, where extensive material from the archives will be made available to the public to browse and research online: https://pittsburgharchives.access.preservica.com/.
The website features recently digitized records including meeting minutes, photographs, reports, maps and more from a variety of archival collections spanning two centuries of Pittsburgh’s history. Selected highlights include:
- The Pittsburgh City Hall Cornerstone Collection, which features items placed in a time capsule in Pittsburgh’s former City Hall at the corner of Smithfield St and Oliver Ave in 1869;
- A collection of over 2,000 photographs of interior and exterior views of buildings in the Lower Hill District from 1955 to 1960, prior to the construction of the Civic Arena;
- Legislative records including ordinances, resolutions and minutes from Pittsburgh City Council and from two dozen annexed municipalities, from Allegheny City to Westwood Borough;
- City Planning Commission meeting minutes from 1918 to 2001, covering important developments in Pittsburgh’s planning and zoning history.
Digitization of selected content has been supported in part by grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The Records Management Division will post updates on its social media pages when new digital collections are made available.
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