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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum Archives

Finding aids to these collections will be hosted on Historic Pittsburgh. Links to finding aids will be added to this page as they become available.


Andrew Carnegie Correspondence – Correspondence pertaining to the establishment or the library and museum from 1890-1920.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Branches – Materials including their history and operation.

Carnegie Library School – Contains Library School Association’s materials as well as annual reports and minutes of faculty meetings from 1901 to 1963.

Children’s Department, Main – Contains reports, programming, correspondence, photographs, and historical material pertaining to the Children’s Department from 1901 to present.

Community Relations/CC&S – Relates to administrative aspects of Carnegie Library and miscellaneous events including news releases, memorabilia, and photographs from 1900 to present.

Development Office – Dealing with Library’s funding efforts from 1940 to 2006.

Director’s Office – Collection consists of materials that relate to the day-to-day activities of the Director of the Carnegie Library, but also includes materials that include the various departments and branches.

District Services – Consisting of studies, surveys, conferences, and reports that provide the foundation that District Services is based on from 1950 – present.

Finance and Administrative Office – Relates to the finances, buildings policies, and activities of Carnegie Library 1960 to present.

Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – The materials in the collection span the years 1996-2003 and contain Annual Reports, Board minutes, and Rare Book Committee materials.

History and General Information Collection – Various materials relating to many aspects of  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – reports, histories, and memorabilia from 1892 to present.

Main Library Docents – Materials relating to the Library docent training at CLP – Main from 1995 to 1999.

Main Library Services – Documents the Main Library Services Departments under the authority of the Assistant Director of Carnegie Library – Main from 1915 to present.

Neighborhood Libraries – Day-to-day workings of the Associate Director of the CLP branches from 1974– present.

President’s Office of the Carnegie Museums – Dealing with the daily operation of the President’s Office of  Carnegie Institute from 1890 – 1999.

Staff Association – Deals with the organization and functions of the CLP Staff Association from 1943 to present.

Volunteer Services – Dealing with the everyday working of this department of Carnegie Library from 1990 to present.

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