University Library System

Fred Rogers

‘Neighborhood’ Archives Bring Community Together

Dedicated archivists spent more than two decades collecting and cataloging papers, photos, promotional materials and more in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Collection housed at Pitt.
A mural of August Wilson in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh

An Open Access Gem: Pitt Publishes First-ever August Wilson Journal

Pitt's University Library System is the publisher of a new journal dedicated to Pittsburgh native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. The inaugural issue features contributions from the Department of History's Laurence Glasco and English faculty member emeritus Christopher Rawson.
latex zombie head

University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires George A. Romero Collection

Props, screenplays, script notes and more — Pitt now has more than 50 years’ worth of items from George A. Romero, the filmmaker who revolutionized the horror genre, beginning with “Night of the Living Dead.” The new collection marks a growth in horror studies resources available to scholars and the public.
LaMonica Wiggins, headshot, gesturing with her hands

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to Their New Ventures

LaMonica Wiggins, the new entrepreneurship librarian at Pitt’s University Library System, works with people who are exploring new business ventures and assists them with industry, company and market research to support their ideas.
Tashbook in a denim shirt

Librarian Helps Families of Mentally Ill Access Support, Resources With New Guide

In her new book, advocate and law librarian Linda Tashbook offers practical advice as well as nuts-and-bolts legal information that family members of those with mental illness need.
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.