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Archives at CLP-Main: CLP Institutional Archives

This guide provides an overview of collections held in the Archives at CLP-Main.


The CLP Institutional Archives serves as the institutional memory of CLP and maintains records of enduring value chronicling the development of CLP since its inception in 1895. Resources include administrative records created by departments, branches, administration, the director, and trustees, as well as other materials that document the historical function of the library such as programming, facilities, press releases, and more.

Digital Collections

Andrew Carnegie Correspondence

Andrew Carnegie Correspondence

This collection consists of correspondence created between the years 1890 and 1920 pertaining to Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropy, and the founding of his Pittsburgh institutions.

CLP 125th Anniversary

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 125th Anniversary Collection

This collection contains selected materials connected to CLP's 1895 opening and early years of operation. The collection includes correspondence, memos, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other ephemera retained by the Director's office.

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If you are searching for microfilm, Pittsburgh Photograph Library, local history texts or genealogy resources, please contact the Family & Local History department at 412.622.3154 or email You can also make an appointment with the following link:

If you are searching for Music Special Collections, please call the Music Department at 412.622.3114 or email

Issues of magazines and journals may be in our Reference Collection and discoverable in our catalog to request in-person.

CLP-Main Collections

CLP Branch Collections at CLP-Main