CLP Archives

CLP’s archives represent both the library’s history, as well as manuscripts and documents connected to other organization and people here in Pittsburgh. We invite you to browse the digital versions of these collections on Historic Pittsburgh and PA Power Library. 

Andrew Carnegie was a prolific correspondent. This collection includes letters related to various business dealings, as well as the founding and early years of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

This digitized ledger book documents transactions at the West End tavern between 1793 and 1797. The historically astute will recognize the names of many of Pittsburgh’s first settlers and founding families.

The Squirrel Hill News was a weekly newspaper published between 1935 and 1970.

This collection contains more than 18,000 images from a photography project initiated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development to highlight the redevelopment of Downtown Pittsburgh during the early 1950’s. 

This collection is a digital compilation of books, journals, photographs, trade catalogs, and related literature documenting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. 

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