Archives and Special Collections

Black and white historical photo of Erroll Garner

A Deep Dive Into Pittsburgh's Black History Through the University Archives

From Erroll Garner and jazz history to the Urban League of Pittsburgh's influence to the papers of author Bebe Moore Campbell, the archives of the University Library System tell big stories and little-known details of Pittsburgh's rich Black history.
Campbell in a red sweater

Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee

Best-selling author and Pitt alumna Bebe Moore Campbell (EDUC ’71) explored racial justice, childhood and friendships in her work. Recently, Pitt acquired her archives.