Friday, February 6, 2009

Darlington Digital Library - University of Pittsburgh

Today’s entry comes from a tip submitted by Suzie Johnston, one of the regular readers of this blog. She points out the wonderful collection at The University of Pittsburgh – The Darlington Digital Library. This library which is a “work in progress” focuses on history and the people of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio from the 1700s to the late 1800s. The majority of this collection of books, images, broadsides, atlases, and manuscripts came from William M. Darlington who collected items that related to the settlement of colonial America, local history, and the manners and customs of American Indians. His collection also included books on the history of Pittsburgh and by Pittsburgh authors. There are two links associated with this collection. The first is a direct link to the collection at the University of Pittsburgh and the second is to the site where scans from this collection are also searchable. I'll talk about a couple other Western Pennsylvania sites she reccommends in tomorrow's post.


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