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Film and Video
"A few miles outside of Pittsburgh, lies the town of Braddock, the last bastion of steel. Like many cities in the industrial heartland, Braddock has seen better days. But its community continues to come together as it tries try to shape the future and reinvent itself in a postindustrial West."
Renewal and Reality: Rebuilding Braddock
"Braddock, Pennsylvania was once a vibrant steel town with a population of more than 20,000. Today, fewer than 2200 people live there. Enter a team of community leaders and investors determined to spark new life. As the borough struggles to rebound from unemployment, poverty, crime and the devastating loss of its hospital, there are signs of revitalization and hope. But who benefits from the rebirth? This program explores Braddock through the eyes of residents and those working hard for change."
Pittsburgh Business Times Online
1996-present. Western Pennsylvania company and business news, plus lists of top local businesses in every industry.
Paper copies are kept on the 3rd floor for the last 6 months.
Digital Archival Collections
"Historic Pittsburgh comprises primary and secondary sources about the greater Pittsburgh region, including a wide range of publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research. "
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company Records
Part of the Historic Pittsburgh archive: "Visual images from the 1880s-1970s show various branch lines controlled by the New York Central and then by Penn Central as well as many non-railroad activities and scenes in urban and rural areas of Western Pennsylvania's Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence, and Washington counties and some of the bordering counties of West Virginia and Ohio. "
Monongahela Railway Company Photographs
Part of the Historic Pittsburgh collection: "Visual images documenting railroad activities, buildings, equipment, and staff, as well as rivers and coal mining from 1903-1993; included are scenes in urban and rural areas of western Pennsylvania and bordering counties in West Virginia."
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
This archive is housed at the Heinz History Center. The Allegheny Conference on Community Development Records and Photographs include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, images, and other published materials. Many of the photographs are digitzed and available at the link.