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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Eleonora Anedda portrait

Eleonora Anedda is an oral historian from Sardegna, Italy. She holds an M.A. in Oral History from Columbia University and came to the field from a Gender Studies background. She cares about documenting and preserving untold stories of individuals, families, and communities. Since graduation, Eleonora has worked closely with historians, ethnographers, and community organizers on numerous research projects. With Meanings of October 27th, she was part of the audit-editing team. She has enjoyed listening to every interview, and, if she may, she’d like to recommend Dina Rayzberg’s interview—it’s her favorite.