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.

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Coping with Tragedy flyer

Single page flyer. Backdrop features color photograph of lit tealight candles. Text lists title, date, time, and location of event, biography of speaker, and a list of sponsoring organizations. Footer includes logo for the Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future Speakers Bureau.

Historical Notes

"Coping With Tragedy: A Guide for Parents, Grandparents and Ourselves" was a community forum held in the social hall of Shaare Torah Congregation on the evening of November 3, 2018. Dr. David Pelcovitz of Yeshiva University offered advice for emotionally processing the October 27 attack with a particular focus on discussing the attack and its aftermath with children.

Use and Reproduction

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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