The Archives Service Center recently processed three new collections which are open for research use. The Pittsburgh Speech & Society Project
conducted interviews with Pittsburgh-born residents with the goal of studying the sociolinguistics of Pittsburgh speech, known informally as 'Pittsburghese.' The collection consists of 48 interviews on 51 CDs. The Peace and Freedom Center of Pittsburgh Records
contain meeting minutes, correspondence, posters, results from opinion polls and information concerning different events associated with the Pittsburgh-based anti-war group active in the 1960s and 1970s. The Pittsburgh Symphony Society Records
consist of organizational records, committee activities, contracts, active and inactive Society membership cards, brochures, advertisements, financial records and ledgers, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. The Society was formed in 1927 to support the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.