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In October, 2008 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh received a National Leadership Demonstration Grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to enable Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to digitally preserve about 500,000 pages of historic materials related to the Pittsburgh and the iron and steel industry and to make them available to the public.

Dating as far back as the 1800s, much of the collection is too fragile to handle. By saving Pittsburgh’s steel and iron legacy materials in a digital format, the library can make them accessible to local students as well as national historians.

This Flickr collection represents a small selection of the 500,000+ pages that were digitized. We invite the Flickr community to view, comment, and share this collection. To learn more about the collection, Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Heritage Collection, please visit our Web page.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this online collection do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Transportation

Transportation

23 photos

Products

Products

1 photo

Production

Production

54 photos

Companies

Companies

40 photos

Places

Places

7 photos

People

People

39 photos