Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Music Department owns a large collection of music concert programs from Pittsburgh. This includes individual programs held in a file cabinet, programs from specific organizations that have been bound together, and programs put into scrapbooks created by various individuals or organizations.
This table compiles Pittsburgh concert programs from different collections:
Other collections of Pittsburgh Concert Programs
Concert Programs from the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh
The Music Department has 43 volumes of programs from the Carnegie Music Hall beginning with the inaugural concert in Nov. 5, 1895 through June 7, 1931. These are facsimiles of the originals, archivally photocopied to duplicate the layout of the original brittle scrapbooks that were found in the attic of the Carnegie Music Hall in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The creation of these facsimiles was funded using part of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1999–2000, in order to preserve the legacy of Andrew Carnegie. A full index of this collection is pending.
Concert Programs in the Pittsburgh Music Information File
The Pittsburgh Music Information File contains a large collection of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other ephemera. There are some concert programs in this collection under the names of specific organizations, such as “Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society” or “Organ Players Club of Pittsburgh.”