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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Rosalind Chow

Rosalind Chow is a professor of Organizational Behavior at Carnegie Mellon University and was director of its Executive Leadership Academy at the time of the October 27 attack.

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Liddy Barlow

Rev. Liddy Barlow was the executive minister of Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania and a pastor in the United Church of Christ at the time of the October 27 attack.

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Zach Banner

Zach Banner was an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time of the October 27 attack and became well-known within the local Jewish community in early 2020 when he challenged an antisemitic social media post written by a fellow National Football League player.

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