The Collection

The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

Using this archive

You can view all the materials currently included in the archive using the browser below. Each object has been described and cataloged to help you discover materials, learn about these materials, understand the context in which these materials were created, and draw connections between different materials. You can refine the browsing experience using various filters, including creator, type, and subject. Some of these filters have already been used to create preset galleries, each organized around specific aspects of the archive. You can also look for specific words and phrase found in the archive using a keyword search.


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Hands at prayer holding painted stones reading “love” and “10-27-18”

The October 27 Archive allows the public to understand how the attack impacted individual people and specific organizations within the local Jewish community, within the city of Pittsburgh as a whole, across the broader region, and beyond, to include people from all over the world representing different backgrounds and experiences. The October 27 Archive is intended to be a long-term repository, providing current researchers and future historians with access to records that document local perspectives on an international event. The October 27 Archive was launched in December 2022 by the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center with help from many people and organizations throughout Western Pennsylvania and with materials created by people from all over the world.

A Global Response

People all over the world have sent gifts to Pittsburgh since October 27, 2018.