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19th Century U.S. Newspapers

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Primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration, Antebellum-era life and overseas developments as reported by American papers.

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union Papers 1912-1995

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The American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1995 collection of papers spans the majority of the twentieth century and focuses on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

African American Experience

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Full text information on African American history and culture.

Alexander Street Press

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Enjoy thousands of tracks across multiple genres. Stream music on your computer or using mobile playback (requires a constant internet connection). Note: When accessing this resource from outside the library enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in the “Search by institution name” box. You will then be prompted to enter your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card number.

  • American Music: Thousands of tracks that illustrate our country’s history through music. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children and many others are included. Of particular interest is the index by historical event. African American Song is also a part of American Song.
  • Classical Music Library: This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world’s greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more.
  • Contemporary World Music: This resource aims to deliver “the sounds of all regions from every continent.”
  • Jazz Music Library: One of the largest collections of streaming jazz online featuring labels such as Fantasy and Prestige.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound: Listen to world, folk and traditional music online.

American Music

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This site contains over 12,000 tracks (with more added regularly) that illustrate our country’s history through music. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children and many others are included. Of particular interest is the index by historical event. Note: When accessing this resource from outside the library enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in the “Search by institution name” box. You will then be prompted to enter your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card number.

Andrew Carnegie Collection

Photos, articles, letters and more are featured in this digital exhibit about Andrew Carnegie’s life and work. The Andrew Carnegie Collection is a joint effort of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

AP Multimedia Archives/AP Images

Current and historic photos and graphics from the Associated Press.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1

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With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 details important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health.

 

Biography in Context

Full text biographical information on a wide variety of people ranging from historical figures to present-day newsmakers.