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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Director of Community Partnerships

Noah Schoen portrait

Noah Schoen is a community organizer and oral historian. He is the Community Outreach Associate at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, where he works to strengthen the Center’s approach to dismantling antisemitism and the injustices of today. In 2019 he co-founded Meanings of October 27th, an oral history project that interviewed over 100 Jews and non-Jews about their life histories and reflections on the October 27th, 2018 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. A JOIN for Justice Fellow in 2017-2018 and a Course Instructor for the “Don’t Kvetch, Organize” online class, Noah has been organizing in Jewish communities and the labor movement for over 10 years.