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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.

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Chatham University Multifaith Memorial Service & Vigil program

Cardstock program with typed text on front and back. Creased down the middle. Program includes itinerary, directions for a vigil walk and a wreath laying ceremony, and Hebrew and English lyrics for two Jewish songs: "Olam Hesed Yibaneh" and "Oseh Shalom Bimromav."

Historical Notes

Chatham University hosted a Multifaith Memorial Service and Vigil on November 1, 2018, following the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018. Vigil included speakers representing various religious traditions, a moment of silence, and a vigil walk. Chatham University (formerly Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, and Chatham College) was chartered in 1869 and is located on Woodland Road in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, directly across the street from the Tree of Life synagogue.

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Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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