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Summary Information

Title: Allegheny Observatory Records
Collection Number: UA.5.1
Creator: Allegheny Observatory.

Collection Dates: 1850-1977
Extent: 43.5 linear feet (98 boxes)

Language: English

The Astronomical Observatory was founded in 1858 by the Allegheny Telescope Association in Allegheny, PA (now the North Side of Pittsburgh) and deeded to the Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh) in 1867. The records contain directors files, administrative files, notebooks, drawings, mechanical drawings, photographic prints and negatives, news releases, newsclippings, historical documents, and articles written about the Observatory. Digital reproductions of selected photographs are available online.