ULS Digital Collections

ULS Digital Collections

The ULS has digitized over 115,000 unique objects (resulting in over two million digital pages and images!) from several special collecting units, including the Archives & Special Collections and Center for American Music as well as several Pitt Faculty members and regional partner institutions. Note that guides (i.e., finding aids) to our archives and manuscript collections are included here too.


Looking for a specific collection? Some of our most popular include:
  • Historic Pittsburgh
  • Documenting Pitt
  • Archives of Scientific Philosophy
  • Darlington Digital Library
  • Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
  • Stephen Foster Collection

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) is an academic community dedicated to facilitating intellectual activity and to the creation, dissemination, preservation, and celebration of knowledge and creative expression. We believe the Library should be a place where important conversations unfold, curiosity and experimentation are encouraged, collaboration is key, and diversity and inclusion are fundamental. As one initiative to realize this mission, we select, curate, and provide online access to unique and varied archival and special collections materials. We also host content of partners from other non-profit and cultural heritage organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region and collections created by Pitt faculty, staff, and students.